The recovery of Alec Baldwin’s cell phone has now become the subject of a joint effort by the New Mexico and New York Sheriff’s Services.
The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Department in New York City confirmed to Fox News Digital on Friday that a request from the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department had been received.
“The Suffolk County Sheriff’s Office received a request from authorities in Santa Fe, New Mexico, asking for assistance in obtaining Alec Baldwin’s phone,” Sgt. Paul Spinella told Fox News Digital.
“This request has been forwarded to the Suffolk County District Attorney’s Office to determine the differences between New Mexico and New York laws. As this is an ongoing investigation, that is all the office the Suffolk County Sheriff can report at this time. “
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Baldwin’s lawyers are also involved in the effort to recover the cell phone, according to Reuters.
Representatives for Baldwin did not immediately respond to Fox News Digital’s request for comment.
The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department wants to search Baldwin’s phone for any evidence relating to the death of Halyna Hutchins. Baldwin was holding a gun as he rehearsed a scene from the indie film “Rust” on October 21 when the gun fired, killing Hutchins.
“Depositor seeks warrant for seizure and search of Alec Baldwins [sic] cell phone to seek any evidence relating to the investigation into the death of Halyna Hutchins, ”states the affidavit, obtained by Fox News Digital. commission of crime (s). “
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“This information, if any, may be important and relevant to this investigation. The depositor was also informed that several emails and text messages had been sent and received regarding the production of the film ‘Rust’ during interviews.”
At the time, Baldwin’s civil lawyer Aaron Dyer claimed the actor “proactively asked” for a search warrant for the police to “protect” himself and his family. .
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Baldwin and Hutchins were preparing for a shot where the actor was supposed to draw the gun and point it at a camera. As he stood beside the camera, the cinematographer “guided” Baldwin to where to point the gun, he said. “The gun was not meant to be fired from that angle.”
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