Metropolis Council Speaker Corey Johnson joined a rising refrain of politicians questioning the NYPD over its mishandling of Jeffrey Epstein’s sex-offender standing — following a Put up report displaying cops ignored a choose’s order to make him verify in with their sex-offender unit.
“So we now have to verify, if there was a screw up on the NYPD, we now have to verify it will get corrected,” Johnson mentioned Thursday. “We don’t need Jeffrey Epstein being above the legislation or any intercourse offender that’s harmful to a neighborhood being above the legislation.”
A state choose in 2011 mentioned that convicted pedophile Epstein ought to have been required to verify in with the cops’ Intercourse Offender Monitoring Unit each 90 days — however cops ignored the instruction, claiming it wasn’t their duty as a result of Epstein says his major residence is within the US Virgin Islands.
Councilmen Joe Borelli and Donovan Richards wrote a scathing letter to the NYPD’s Inside Affairs Bureau demanding a probe.
“How did NYPD justify granting permission for Jeffrey Epstein to disregard a courtroom mandated requirement based mostly on an argument which was rejected by the very best judicial authority within the State of New York,” the pair wrote.
Mayor Invoice de Blasio on Thursday known as Esptein a “hazard to society” and mentioned he “ought to have needed to report in on a regular basis.”