Alec Baldwin turns over cell phone in ‘Rust’ shooting investigation

A spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Workplace confirmed to CNN the actor delivered his cell phone to legislation enforcement officials in Suffolk County, New York, who have been aiding New Mexico authorities with getting the gadget.

“They will collect information off the cell phone and present the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Business with the evidence collected,” stated Santa Fe County Sheriff spokesperson Juan Rios.

“The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Business office does not nonetheless have physical possession of the details to be retrieved off the Baldwin cell phone,” Rios included, but mentioned “this is in approach.”

Hutchins was fatally shot October 21 in the course of a rehearsal for a scene in a church at Bonanza Creek Ranch. Director Joel Souza was also wounded in the taking pictures.

Late final yr, Baldwin advised ABC’s George Stephanopoulos the scene was heading to show Baldwin cocking the gun and he and Hutchins were being going above how she required to place his hand right before the gun went off, indicating then, “I would never level a gun at everyone and then pull the result in.”

Aaron Dyer, Baldwin’s civil legal professional, verified in a assertion to CNN his client voluntarily turned more than his mobile telephone to authorities Friday early morning.

“But this make any difference isn’t really about his cell phone, and there are no responses on his cellphone. Alec did almost nothing improper. It is very clear that he was explained to it was a chilly gun, and was following directions when this tragic incident happened,” Dyer explained in the statement.

“The genuine issue that requirements to be answered is how dwell rounds bought on the set in the very first spot,” the assertion additional.

What officers are hunting to acquire

A look for warrant was issued for Baldwin’s cell cell phone final month, according to court paperwork from Santa Fe County, New Mexico.
Alec Baldwin addresses 'Rust' tragedy in New Year's video

Officials are looking to receive messages, get in touch with logs, digital pictures and movies, as effectively as any non-public messages sent on social media platforms in relation to the output of “Rust,” the warrant claimed. It also appears to be to obtain any deleted films, pictures and messages on the mobile phone getting to do with the motion picture.

In a online video posted on his Instagram account before in January, Baldwin reported he was cooperating with authorities, saying the approach of authorities requesting his phone for the warrant takes time and they have to “specify what precisely they want.”

The actor additional any suggestion he was not complying with the research warrant was “a lie.” In the online video, he went on to incorporate he is “working toward, insisting on, demanding” the truth about what happened.

Dyer stated last month the actor was cooperating with authorities and they have been confident the evidence will show the actor was not responsible for what happened.

Armorer sues movie’s gun and ammunition provider

Hannah Gutierrez Reed, the armorer on the set, loaded the gun with what she believed were being dummy rounds before Baldwin used it on established, legal professionals for the armorer had claimed in November.
'Rust' armorer accuses supplier of selling her dummy ammunition mixed with live rounds before deadly on-set shooting

Jason Bowles, Gutierrez Reed’s attorney, mentioned at the time there was a box of dummy rounds labeled ‘dummy’ and the armorer took from that box and loaded the handgun “only to afterwards locate out — and she experienced no strategy — she inspected the rounds, that there was a stay spherical.”

“Now we do not know, even so, irrespective of whether that stay spherical arrived from that box. We are assuming it did,” Bowles reported.

Two crew members have informed CNN Gutierrez Reed mishandled weapons on a previous movie undertaking.
Gutierrez Reed is now suing the movie’s gun and ammunition provider.

In the grievance submitted this thirty day period, Gutierrez Reed accuses PDQ Arm and Prop, LLC and its founder Seth Kenney of violation of trade methods, untrue and deceptive product or service labels, and wrong and substance misrepresentations following, Gutierrez Reed alleges, Kenney sold her a cache of dummy ammunition with are living rounds blended in.

The grievance also includes allegations of wrongdoing by quite a few many others concerned in the production.

CNN’s Jenn Selva, Chloe Melas and Julia Jones contributed to this report.