Alec Baldwin Must Surrender Cell Phone for 'Forensic Search' in 'Rust' Death Probe, Judge Says
Santa Fe County Sheriffs investigators were granted a search warrant Thursday to seize Alec Baldwins personal iPhone as they continue their investigation into the fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins on the set of the western movie Rust two months ago, officials said.
The warrant issued by the Santa Fe County Magistrate Court gives detectives the right to perform a forensic download of Baldwins text messages, images, videos, deleted items and any cloud drives which might contain evidence related to the ill-fated production, the paperwork states.
In an interview with ABC News George Stephanopoulos that aired earlier this month, Baldwin said he was told its highly unlikely hell face any criminal charges for the accidental shooting of Hutchins that also wounded the productions director, Joel Souza. But the new affidavit suggests he is still at least an active player in the probe.
I knew he should not have given that interview.