Alec Baldwin hands over cell phone in ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

A spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CNN that the actor provided his phone to law enforcement officers in Suffolk County, New York, who assisted New Mexico authorities in obtaining the device.

“They will collect information over the phone and provide the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office with the evidence collected,” said Juan Rios, a spokesman for the Santa Fe County Sheriff.

“The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office does not yet have physical possession of the data to be retrieved from the Baldwin phone,” Rios added, but noted that “this is pending.”

Hutchins was shot and killed on October 21 during a rehearsal for a scene at a church on Bonanza Creek Ranch. Director Joel Souza was also injured in the shooting.

Late last year, Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the scene would show Baldwin cocking the gun and he and Hutchins discussed how she wanted to position his hand before the gun went off, then said, “I would never point a gun at anyone and then pull the trigger.”

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According to court documents from Santa Fe County, New Mexico, a search warrant was issued for Baldwin’s cell phone last month.

Officials are looking for messages, call logs, digital photos and videos, as well as any private messages sent on social media platforms in connection with the production of “Rest,” the warrant said. It is also similar to getting deleted videos, photos and messages on the phone related to the movie.

In a video posted to his Instagram account earlier in January, Baldwin said he was collaborating with authorities, saying the process of authorities requesting his phone for the warrant takes time and they must “specify exactly what they are doing.” want”.

The actor added that any suggestion that he was not complying with the search warrant was “a lie”. In the video, he added that he is “working towards, insisting on, demanding” the truth about what happened.


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