2 guards suspended, warden reassigned after Epstein death
NEW YORK -- Two guards assigned to watch Jeffrey Epstein the night he apparently killed himself in jail have been placed on leave and the warden has been removed as federal authorities investigate the financier's death, the Justice Department said Tuesday. The announcement came amid mounting evidence that the chronically understaffed Metropolitan Correctional Center might have bungled its responsibility to keep the 66-year-old Epstein from harming himself while he awaited trial on charges of sexually abusing teenage girls.