Police: Alec Baldwin’s smartphone not yet handed over
In October 2021, Alec Baldwin fatally injured camerawoman and colleague Halyna Hutchins with a gun. The investigators in the case are still waiting for his smartphone.
Investigators in the deadly film shoot for the western “Rust” in the US state of New Mexico continue to work on procuring Hollywood star Alec Baldwin’s (63) smartphone.
As the police in Santa Fe announced on Thursday, the authority had demanded the return of the phone by means of a search warrant from a court in mid-December. Baldwin’s lawyers received the request, but even after the public prosecutor’s office had been called, the phone had not been handed over to this day. Text messages, emails, social media accounts and photos on the device, among other things, should be examined for the police investigation.
Baldwin fights back
Baldwin rejected media reports in a video message on Instagram last week that he would not fully support the investigation. Regarding the requested phone, the actor spoke of nonsense and lies in newspaper reports that he would not cooperate. This process would take time. Authorities could not easily view photos or love letters to his wife on the phone, Baldwin said in the video clip. But you have to find out the truth about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, the actor stressed.
Hutchins (42) was fatally injured on October 21 while filming at a film ranch in Santa Fe. Lead actor Baldwin had used the gun in rehearsal for a scene. The investigation, which is still ongoing, revealed that the Colt contained real ammunition. The police are currently investigating how this could have happened.