A spokesperson for the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office confirmed to CNN that the actor gave his phone to law enforcement officials in Suffolk County, New York, who were helping New Mexico authorities obtain the device.
“They will collect information over the phone and provide the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office with the evidence that has been collected,” said Santa Fe County Police spokesman Juan Rios.
“The Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office does not have physical possession of the data that will be retrieved from Baldwin’s phone,” Rios added, but noted that “this is in progress.”
Late last year, Baldwin told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that the scene would have shown Baldwin aiming the gun and he and Hutchins checking how she wanted to put his hand before the gun went off, saying at the time, “I’ll never shoot anyone and pull the trigger.”
The memo said officials are looking to obtain messages, call logs, digital photos and videos, as well as any private messages sent on social media platforms in connection with the production of “Rust”. Also looking forward to getting any videos, photos, and messages deleted on the phone that have to do with the movie.
The representative added that any suggestion that he was not in compliance with the search warrant was a “lie”. He added in the video that he is “working for, insisting on, and demanding” the truth of what happened.