Police release unpublished footage of Alec Baldwin after fatal shooting on the set of “Rust”

A police body camera shows the actor speaking on the set of the film after the shot that killed the cinematographer

New Mexico County Police on Monday released a video showing alec baldwin talking to police officers on the set of the movie “Rust” after a shot from a gun used by the actor in one scene killed the cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza also released body camera footage of a police officer arriving on the scene and an initial conversation with gunsmith Hannah Gutierrez. They said a formal decision on criminal charges would depend on additional forensic work.

This image released on April 25, 2022 and part of the investigation files, shows actor Alec Baldwin after the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins at Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico on October 21, 2022. 2020. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/ AFP)

“Several components of the investigation remain pending, including FBI firearms and ballistic forensic analysis along with DNA and latent fingerprint analysis, (forensic) findings and analysis of Mr. Alec Baldwin’s phone data extracted by Suffolk County Sheriff’s investigators Mendoza said in a statement.

the state of new mexico last week fined Rust Movie Productions the maximum amount possible, $137,000for what he called “deliberate” security flaws which led to the death of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.

According to the report released last week, growers “they showed little regard for worker safety by failing to review work practices and take action to correct flaws.”

Director of photography Halyna Hutchins (SWEN STUDIOS/Handout via REUTERS)
Director of photography Halyna Hutchins (SWEN STUDIOS/Handout via REUTERS)

hutchins42 years old, she died during filming in October when the revolver Baldwin was holding fired a live bullet that hit her in the chest and lodged in the director’s shoulder Joel Souza. Souza survived the gunshot wound.

Baldwin has denied responsibility for Hutchins’ death. and said that live bullets should never have been allowed on the movie set, a western shot at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in New Mexico.

The footage released Monday, with no accompanying sound, shows Baldwin dressed up as a gunslinger from the old west and practicing with what appears to be the gun that went off in his handkilling Halyna.

Hutchins' family, who was married with a son, sued Baldwin and other producers for
Hutchins’ family, who was married with a son, sued Baldwin and other producers for “substantial” damages due to the death. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/ AFP)

A separate video shows the actor being questioned by officersboth at the scene of the shooting and at a police station.

Hutchin’s familywho was married and had a son, sued Baldwin and other producers for “substantial” damages due to the death.

Members of the team who worked with the director of photography also initiated legal action arguing emotional consequences.while the one in charge of weapons of the set, Hannah Gutierrez-Reedfiled a lawsuit against the ammunition supplier accusing him of leaving real bullets inside fake cartridges.

Baldwin examined by police after the shooting.  The 64-year-old actor has argued in court papers that an indemnity clause in his contract protects him from personal liability.  (Santa Fe County Sheriff's Office/ AFP)
Baldwin examined by police after the shooting. The 64-year-old actor has argued in court papers that an indemnity clause in his contract protects him from personal liability. (Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office/ AFP)

The The gun that killed Hutchins was under the control of Gutierrez-Reed, and an assistant director turned it over to Baldwin.stating that it was unloaded.

The 64-year-old actor has argued in court documents that An indemnity clause in your contract protects you from personal liability.

The actor claims that he did not shoot and that he does not know how the discharge occurred. In an interview in December, he said he did not feel responsible for what happened.

In March, Baldwin and his wife Hilaria announced that they were expecting their seventh child.

(With information from Reuters and AFP)

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