Alec Baldwin case: Police work to seize actor’s phone

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Reuters

New Mexico law enforcement officials announced on Thursday that they are working with NYPD to obtain material from actor Alec Baldwin’s cell phone that is linked to the investigation into the director of photography’s death on the set of the film. movie “Rust”.

The accident happened on October 21 and left cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, 42, dead and director Joel Souza, 48, injured at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and New Mexico’s First District Attorney’s Office are working “actively” with the Suffolk County Police Department in New York and Baldwin’s attorneys to get any material on Baldwin’s phone that is related investigation, says a statement.

The notice came three weeks after the Santa Fe police station received a search warrant asking for the seizure of Baldwin’s iPhone to examine text messages, emails, and other information stored on the device, according to court documents.

A spokesperson for the Suffolk County Police Department and a lawyer for Baldwin did not respond to requests for comment from the report. Baldwin has a residence in Amagansett, Suffolk County.

The “30 Rock” star said he was holding a revolver while shooting the film, which he accidentally went off during a rehearsal in October, shooting a bullet that killed Halyna Hutchins.

Baldwin stated in a television interview that he never pulled the trigger and rejected responsibility for the shooting. He said he had no idea how an ammunition got to the set.

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