While insisting he has cooperated with authorities, actor Alec Baldwin has been reluctant to give up his cell phone to police, despite the search warrant they secured for the device related to the shooting of a cinematographer.
Baldwin still hasn’t handed over the phone, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Office complained on Thursday, even though a search warrant was approved and executed nearly a month ago. While the actor’s lawyer acknowledged having received the warrant, the phone has not surfaced, and the sheriff’s office has turned to the local district attorney for assistance.
The DA and Baldwin’s lawyer were subsequently said to be working to “obtain consent to retrieve” the phone late last month, but as of Thursday, police have yet to receive it. Baldwin has previously insisted he is working with the authorities, however.