Alec Baldwin finally turned in his cellphone to Long Island police on Friday. This comes nearly a month after authorities received a search warrant for his phone following the fatal shooting on the set of his movie “Rust.”
According to the New York Post, the actor’s phone is thought to contain information about the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins in October.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office released a statement saying, “They will conduct the extraction of the data, and then hand the phone over to us” referring to the Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office.
Officer Juan Rios continued, saying “There will be some exempt information that’s not considered pertinent to the investigation, such as attorney-client privilege material, communications between Mr. Baldwin and his attorney as well as spousal privileged information.”
Police in New Mexico acquired a warrant for the cellphone Dec. 16. Baldwin was quickly notified. Baldwin did not turn it in for weeks, resulting in the involvement of the Suffolk County Sheriff’s office in Long Island to get it.
Baldwin states he simply wants his private communications to stay private. In an instagram video posted by the actor on Jan. 8th, “Any suggestion that I am not complying with requests or orders, or search warrants about my phone, that’s bulls -. That’s a lie.”
ARTICLE: JILLIAN WEIDNER
MANAGING EDITOR: CARSON CHOATE
PHOTO CREDITS: NEW YORK TIMES