TAOS, NM – New Mexico authorities on Thursday said they were working with police in New York state to obtain documents from actor Alec Baldwin’s cell phone related to the investigation into the fatal shooting of a police officer. cinematographer on the set of “Rust”.
The Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office and the New Mexico First District Attorney’s Office are “actively working” with the Suffolk County, New York Sheriff’s Department and Baldwin’s attorney to receive any documents on the phone. phone in connection with their investigation, according to a press release.
The statement came three weeks after the sheriff’s office received a search warrant to seize Baldwin’s Apple iPhone to examine text messages, emails and other information stored on the device, according to documents filed by the company. court.
A spokesperson for the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department and Baldwin’s attorney did not respond to requests for comment. Baldwin has a home in Amagansett, Suffolk County.
The “30 Rock” actor said he was holding a revolver on set when it exploded during a rehearsal in October, firing a live shot that killed Halyna Hutchins.
The actor said in a television interview he never pulled the trigger and denied responsibility for the shooting. He said he didn’t know how a live round got into the studio.
The New Mexico prosecutor overseeing the case said some of the gun handlers on the set could face criminal charges over Hutchins’ death.
A Santa Fe detective said she sought a warrant to search Baldwin’s phone after she asked for it on a voluntary basis and “was instructed to obtain the warrant,” according to an affidavit.
The affidavit says suspects, victims and witnesses “usually make and/or receive phone calls and/or text messages before, during and/or after committing the crime(s). That information, if any, may be important and relevant to this investigation.”
(Reporting by Andrew Hay in Taos, NM, Lisa Richwine in Los Angeles; Editing by Sandra Maler)