Two cameras that did not work properly outside the jail cell where the pedophile Jeffrey Epstein died have been sent to an FBI crime lab for examination.
This is just stunning – there’s been much misinformation around the cameras not working or working.
We still have conflicting reports. This one from Reuters mentions two broken cameras while an earlier report from the Washington Post said one camera broke but others captured usable footage.
Epstein’s lawyers Reid Weingarten and Martin Weinberg are on record as disputing the official autopsy’s findings, but they may have other motives as they allegedly vouched for Epstein to get him off suicide watch.
The two cameras were within view of the Manhattan jail cell where he was found dead on Aug. 10.
A source earlier told Reuters two jail guards failed to follow a procedure overnight to make separate checks on all prisoners every 30 minutes.
He had been taken off suicide watch prior to his death.
The cameras were sent to Quantico, Virginia, site of a major FBI crime lab where agents and forensic scientists analyze evidence.
The Washington Post reported on Monday that at least one camera in the hallway outside Epstein’s cell had footage that was unusable. The newspaper said there was other usable footage captured in the area.
The U.S. Justice Department declined comment. The FBI and Federal Bureau of Prisons did not respond to requests for comment. All are investigating his death. Lawyers for Epstein also did not respond to requests for comment.