The two Manhattan jail guards in charge of monitoring Jeffrey Epstein before he died fell asleep on the job and falsified the log entries to show they checked on him and other inmates when they actually didn’t, The New York Times reported.
Surveillance video reviewed after Epstein’s death showed the guards never made some of the inspections noted in the log. A prison and law enforcement official told the New York Times Tuesday that the guards were asleep when they failed to check on Epstein for about three hours before his death.
The guards were required to check on 66-year-old Epstein every 30 minutes, but that procedure was not followed, sources said. The falsifying of their logs is a federal crime.