Psychologist approved Jeffrey's Epstein's removal from suicide watch

 Psychologist approved Jeffreys Epsteins removal from suicide watch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A psychologist at the federal detention centre in New York City where financier Jeffrey Epstein was being held while awaiting trial on sex-trafficking charges approved his removal from suicide watch before he killed himself, the U.S. Justice Department said on Friday.

The disclosure came in a letter dated on Thursday from Assistant Attorney General Stephen Boyd to the Democratic chairman and ranking Republican member of the Judiciary Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives. The letter was sent by the department to Reuters on Friday.

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

(Reporting by Sarah Lynch in Washington; Writing and additional reporting by Steve Gorman in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)

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Updated Date: Aug 24, 2019 07:10:44 IST