Police say Alec Baldwin did not hand over his cell phone even after a search was announced last month. Investigating the filming process of Rust.
Despite the involvement of the Santa Fe District Attorney’s Office, officials said Thursday they still haven’t received the cell phone. The search warrant was issued on December 16.
“When Mr. Baldwin did not immediately give up his phone as per the initial search warrant, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office also asked the Santa Fe County Attorney’s Office for help,” the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Office said in a statement Thursday. .
“The district attorney’s office began working with Mr. Baldwin’s attorney to get the phone.” Police were notified of the DA due to jurisdiction concerns “It would have made it easier to get the phone back with consent.”
“So far, the cell phone has not been handed over to the authorities,” the statement added.
Baldwin’s attorney, Aaron Dayer, said in a statement Thursday that he had reached an agreement with the Santa Fe sheriff’s office and the district attorney. to turn the phone on “this week,” Dyer’s team is finalizing logistics with New York officials.
“Mr. Baldwin’s phone is being submitted for consideration this week. Since this tragic incident, Mr. Baldwin has continued to work with officials and any suggestion that the opposite is true is not true,” he wrote. “We have asked officials to get an order to protect his privacy on other issues not related to Rust, and we are working through that process.”
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Rust producer and star Baldwin was holding a revolver in his hand when he was shot at the Bonanza Creek Ranch near Santa Fe on Oct. 21.
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According to earlier court documents, police are trying to conduct a “forensic download” of the iPhone, which includes text messages, a list of recent calls, photos, videos, calls or other information related to film production.
Investigators believe the phone may contain “materials needed for the investigation.”
In an interview with ABC television in December, Baldwin said: “Someone is responsible for what happened and I can’t say who it is, but I know it’s not me. To be honest, if I feel responsible, so be it.” I thought I was guilty, I killed myself and I don’t say it easily. “