Alec Baldwin nonetheless hasn’t turned over his mobile phone to police practically a month after New Mexico authorities secured a search warrant for the gadget following the deadly on-set taking pictures of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, police stated Thursday.
Investigators from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office need the cellphone as a result of they consider it comprises key conversations associated to what led to the prop-gun loss of life of Hutchins whereas on the set of “Rust” final October.
In a information launch Thursday, the workplace described the work they’ve taken to acquire the cellphone however stated “to date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities.”
Following the approval of the search warrant on Dec. 16 final yr, the lead detective investigating the loss of life notified Baldwin’s legal professional of the warrant over e-mail, who confirmed receipt of the doc, police stated.
When Baldwin, 63, failed to instantly flip over the cellphone pursuant to the warrant, the sheriff’s workplace bought the Santa Fe District Attorney’s workplace concerned, which stated they had been in negotiations with the actor’s legal professional to get his consent to acquire the gadget and its contents.
Alec Baldwin is but to give up his mobile phone to legislation enforcement regardless of vowing to cooperate with the investigation. Jim Weber/The New Mexican
Last week, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Long Island, the place Baldwin owns a house, stated they acquired a request from Santa Fe authorities asking for assist acquiring the cellphone, Sergeant Paul Spinella advised The Post Thursday.
Spinella defined they acquired the warrant from Santa Fe however as a result of the legal guidelines in New Mexico are written in a different way than New York’s, the request was despatched to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to find out its legality and the way they’ll or can not assist.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office wasn’t conscious of the place the matter stood early Thursday afternoon and the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Moments earlier than Hutchins was killed, Baldwin was training a “cross draw” with a revolver on the set of the doomed western after he’d been advised the gun was not loaded and was secure for on-set use. He has claimed in interviews that he didn’t pull the set off.
The Santa Fe police division has contacted the Suffolk County Sherriff’s workplace requesting help in acquiring Alec Baldwin’s mobile phone. AP
He insisted in an Instagram video Saturday that he was complying with the investigation and any suggestion that he isn’t is “bulls–t” and “a lie.”
“This is a process where one state makes the request of another state,” he defined within the video.
“It’s a process that takes time, they have to specify what they want. We are one thousand percent going to comply with all that.”
His legal professional didn’t instantly return a request for remark.
Alec Baldwin was training a “cross draw” with the gun that killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. He says claims he’s not cooperating with the investigation are “bulls–t.”Alec Baldwin/Instagram