Attorney general rips ‘failure’ of prison officials to keep Epstein alive, vows to investigate co-conspiratorsRead Now
"Attorney General William P. Barr on Monday decried what he called a “failure” by federal detention center officials in New York to secure registered sex offender and multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein, who was found hanging in his cell over the weekend.
But the country’s top law enforcement official said Epstein’s death would not derail the ongoing investigation into those who might have aided Epstein’s alleged sex abuse of minors.
“Let me assure you that this case will continue on against anyone who was complicit with Epstein,” Barr said. “Any co-conspirators should not rest easy. The victims deserve justice, and they will get it.”
Speaking to law enforcement officials in New Orleans, Barr said he “was appalled . . . and frankly, angry” to learn of the Metropolitan Correctional Center’s “failure to adequately secure” Epstein, who was awaiting trial on new sex trafficking charges."