Police issue search and seizure warrant for Alec Baldwin’s phone

Keith Mlauzi
By Keith Mlauzi 2 Min Read
Rust shooting: film’s assistant director admits gun was not thoroughly checked
Rust shooting: film’s assistant director admitted gun was not thoroughly checked

Police have issued a search and seizure warrant for film star Alec Baldwin’s phone in connection with October’s fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Halyna, Alec’s cinematographer died on set of the upcoming Western movie ‘Rust’ in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in October after Alec’s gun with live round discharged.

As investigations continue, police in Santa Fe have issued a warrant to obtain his phone records as they have suspicions that the device could have evidence related to the case.

Sheriff’s Office Detective Alexandra Hancock wrote in the search warrant, “Affiant is requesting a warrant for the seizure and search of Alec Baldwins’ cell phone to search for any evidence relating to the death investigation of Halyna Hutchins.

“Affiant believes there may be evidence on the phone, due to individuals using cellular phones during and/or after the commission of crime(s). Such information, if it exists, may be material and relevant to this investigation.

“Affiant was also made aware there were several emails and text messages sent and received regarding the movie production ‘Rust’ in the course of interviews.”

Alec’s lawyer had previously refused to hand over the phone without a search warrant.

The 63-year-old actor has always insisted he did not pull the trigger of the gun.

He said, “the trigger wasn’t pulled. I didn’t pull the trigger. I would have never pointed a gun at someone and pull the trigger on them, never.”

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