Alec Baldwin still hasn’t turned over his cellphone to police almost a month after New Mexico authorities secured a search warrant for the machine following the deadly on-set taking pictures of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, police mentioned Thursday.
Investigators from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office need the telephone as a result of they consider it accommodates key conversations associated to what led to the prop-gun dying of Hutchins whereas on the set of “Rust” final October.
In a information launch Thursday, the workplace described the steps it’s taken to acquire the telephone however mentioned “to date, the cell phone has not been turned over to authorities.”
Following the approval of the search warrant on Dec. 16 final 12 months, the lead detective investigating the dying notified Baldwin’s legal professional of the warrant over electronic mail, who confirmed receipt of the doc, police mentioned.
When Baldwin, 63, failed to right away flip over the telephone pursuant to the warrant, the sheriff’s workplace acquired the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office concerned, which mentioned it was in negotiations with the actor’s legal professional to get his consent to acquire the machine and its contents.
Last week, the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office on Long Island, the place Baldwin owns a house, mentioned it obtained a request from Santa Fe authorities asking for assist acquiring the telephone, Sgt. Paul Spinella advised The Post on Thursday.
Spinella defined the workplace obtained 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 protected for on-set use. He has claimed in interviews that he didn’t pull the set off.
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.