Alec Baldwin Says He Is Complying With Cellphone Search Warrant
Following reports that the actor Alec Baldwin’s cellphone had not yet been turned over to officials investigating the fatal shooting on the “Rust” film set — weeks after a search warrant was granted — Mr. Baldwin said on Saturday that any suggestion that he was not complying with law enforcement was a “lie.”
The police in Santa Fe, N.M., obtained a search warrant more than three weeks ago granting it access to information on Mr. Baldwin’s phone related to the October shooting, during which a gun that Mr. Baldwin was rehearsing with fired a live round, killing the movie’s cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, and wounding its director, Joel Souza.
The sheriff’s office and district attorney of Santa Fe County investigating how a live round got into the gun told media outlets this week that the authorities did not yet have Mr. Baldwin’s phone, prompting the actor to respond in a video posted to his Instagram page.
Filming himself from the driver’s seat of a parked car, Mr. Baldwin said the process for recovering information from his phone “takes time” and involved the authorities in New Mexico coordinating with the authorities where he lives.