Insisting that he cooperated with the authorities, actor Alec Baldwin has been reluctant to give his cell phone to the police, despite securing a search warrant for equipment related to the shooting of a cinematographer.
Baldwin still hasn’t handed over the phone, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office complained Thursday, even though a search warrant was approved and executed nearly a month ago. While the actor’s lawyer admitted that the warrant had been received, the phone call did not surface, and the sheriff’s office turned to the local district attorney for assistance.
DA and Baldwin’s attorney were later told they were working “Get Consent to Retrieve” The phone was due late last month, but as of Thursday, the police have yet to receive it. Baldwin has previously insisted that he is working with the authorities.
In a video posted on social media last week, the actor described “Anyone to suggest that I am not complying with a request or order or demand or search warrant regarding my phone” As “bull**t” And “A lie.” However, he also admitted that he wanted the police to report what they needed before turning on the device. “They can’t just go through your phone and take pictures of you, or your love letters to your wife, or what have you.”
Search warrant designates anything related to text messages, images, videos, calls or movies.
Responding to the police statement, Baldwin’s lawyer claimed that the phone “Being turned over for review this week.” According to the Hollywood Reporter, the actor had already struck a deal with the sheriff’s office last weekend. Balvin’s representatives were in the process of working “Logistics with officials in New York who are assisting with this matter,” he claimed.
Baldwin was carrying a gun on the set of the Western film “Rust” as cinematographer Helena Hutchins allegedly helped target him. He initially claimed that he believed he was handed “Cold” (unloaded) the gun, and later insisted that he never even pulled the trigger. The shot from the gun killed Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza. Police reports claim that Baldwin actually fired the prop gun.
Baldwin isn’t the only one being investigated over the shooting. Armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reid — whose youth and lack of experience has led some to blame for contributing to the unsafe environment on set — pleaded in New Mexico District Court Wednesday to ammunition supplier PDQ for allegedly creating dangerous conditions. Arm & Prop sued. While Reed was responsible for overseeing gun handling and training for the film, his trial blamed the company for bringing live ammunition to the set, where only blanks and dummy rounds were to be used. Company founder Seth Kenny has insisted that his company not sent any live rounds to the set, while Reid’s suit suggests that “New” The ammunition box appeared shortly before the loaded revolver was handed over to Baldwin, and it was claimed that ultimately fewer than seven live rounds were revealed. “Inside the gunpowder box, on the gunpowder and in the bandoliers.”
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