Alec Baldwin turned over his phone to authorities on Friday as part of the investigation into the fatal shooting on the set of “Rust,” nearly a month after investigators obtained a search warrant allowing them to seize it.
Baldwin gave the phone to law enforcement in Suffolk County, N.Y., who will download the data and provide relevant material to the Santa Fe County (N.M.) Sheriff’s Office, said Juan Rios, a sheriff’s spokesman.
The sheriff’s office is seeking information that will help piece together a timeline leading up to Oct. 21, when Baldwin fired a Colt .45 revolver during the set-up for a scene, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding director Joel Souza. Baldwin was told that the gun was “cold,” meaning it contained only dummy rounds, and has said that he does not expect to face charges in the case. However, prosecutors have repeatedly said they have not ruled out charges against anyone.
“Alec voluntarily provided his phone to the authorities this morning so they can finish their investigation,” said Baldwin’s civil attorney, Aaron Dyer, in a statement. “But this matter isn’t about his phone, and there are no answers on his phone. Alec did nothing wrong. It is clear that …read more