Psychologist accredited Jeffrey Epstein’s suicide watch removing


WASHINGTON — A psychologist on the federal detention heart in New York Metropolis the place financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held whereas awaiting trial on sex-trafficking expenses accredited his removing from suicide watch earlier than he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Division mentioned on Friday.

The disclosure got here in a letter dated on Thursday from Assistant Lawyer Common Stephen Boyd to the Democratic chairman and rating Republican member of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. Home of Representatives. The letter was despatched by the division to Reuters on Friday.

Epstein died on Aug. 10 in his cell, and an post-mortem report concluded that he hanged himself.