The Files On The Fatal Alec Baldwin Shooting Have Been Released

By James Brizuela | 3 weeks ago

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It has been six months since the cinematographer on Rust, Halyna Hutchins, lost her life. Alec Baldwin allegedly fired a gun at the woman, thinking that it was safe, which resulted in her death. The projectile fired from the gun also injured the director when it was shot. The investigation has been a long process, which has resulted in Baldwin being interviewed to clear his name about the tragic event that took place. It has now been announced that the Santa Fe County Sheriff has released all the files that have pertained to the investigation.

This is surprising news considering the investigations are still ongoing. The files that have been released by the Santa Fe Sheriff’s Department include lapel/dash camera footage from deputies and detectives, incident reports, crime scene photos, examination reports, witness interviews, set video, and staff photos that have been collected since the investigation began back in October. According to Santa Fe Sheriff Adan Mendoza, “Today the sheriff’s office is releasing all files associated with our ongoing investigation.” Hopefully, this means that the investigation is going to be wrapped up soon. Hopefully, this also allows Halyna Hutchins’s family some sort of solace. If any solace can even be achieved through such a tragic incident. There are still some outstanding elements of evidence that include FBI firearm and ballistics conclusions, DNA and fingerprint analysis, and data from the phone used by Alec Baldwin. Matt Hutchins, Halyna Hutchins’s husband, was recently interviewed about the tragedy. You can see the image below:

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Alec Baldwin was interviewed about this tragedy and claimed that he was told the gun was safe to fire and not loaded. Baldwin’s lawyer has also claimed that based on reports put together with New Mexico safety regulations in mind, this “exonerates” his client. Baldwin’s representation claims that the shooting was a result of poor management choices on the set of the film and has nothing to do with the actor actually “firing” the gun in question. Baldwin has also claimed that he never actually pulled the trigger, and the incident likely involved the gun misfiring in some manner. The DNA and fingerprint analysis is likely will determine if that is true or not. The armorer on the set, Hannah Gutierrez Reed, has also declared a degree of vindication. This stems from a report that was given by OSHA. OSHA, or the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, held their own investigation. The agency determined that Reed was not given ample time or resources to complete her job, even when she had voiced concerns about the entire situation. The entire situation seems to sound like a bunch of finger-pointing, but now the files can be reviewed by anyone.

Rust Movie Productions LLC was fined a maximum of $136,793 by the New Mexico Occupational Health and Safety Bureau, due to “willful and serious” violations on the set of Rust. So far, there have been no arrests made, especially that of Alec Baldwin. The investigation is still ongoing, and no one has been formally charged with the death of Halyna Hutchins. As of right now, the files can be viewed, by whoever sees fit to view them. With those additional aspects of evidence still being analyzed, it may take much more time until a conclusion for this tragic incident can be fully established.