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Santa Fe Sheriff reveals ‘concerning’ texts found during Rust movie investigation as he says ‘nobody’s off the hook’ for criminal charges
fatal shooting of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins.Sheriff Adan Mendoza said the messages discussed the possible use of live ammunition on a different movie set a few months prior to the start of production on the Rust movie.The department recently released all files relating to its ongoing investigation into the tragic incident, including video footage of Alec Baldwin practicing with a revolver, and the actor’s interviews with officers afterwards.Baldwin walked officials through the moment he shot Hutchins, referring to the past fatal shooting accidents on a movie set of Brandon Lee and Jon-Erik Hexum, adding: ‘I’ve shot enough guns in my day on movies and I’ve never seen this before.’Speaking to NBC’s Today show, Sheriff Mendoza said: ‘There was complacency on the set, there was disorganisation and a degree of negligence, whether that rises to a criminal level that’ll be up to the district attorney.’Asked about how the live rounds had come to be used he continued: ‘That was one of the key things we were looking into but as of right now no one has come forward and admitted to bringing the live rounds onto the movie set.‘There was information from text messages that was concerning based on the fact that live ammo was spoken about and was possibly used on a prior movie set.‘That was just a few months ago before the Rust movie production began so that is concerning.’Sheriff Mendoza said that it was ‘too early to rule anything out’ at this stage of the investigation as they awaited the return of forensic results, adding: ‘I don’t think anybody’s off the hook when it comes to criminal charges.’Other footage released yesterday from the Sheriff’s office included bodycam video from the set showing paramedics desperately trying
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Production company of Rust film starring Alec Baldwin fined after fatal shooting
Alec Baldwin - has been fined after it was found to have breached on-set safety laws after the fatal shooting of a cinematographer.Halyna Hutchins sadly died on the set of Rust last October, with lawyers saying the prop gun went off after Baldwin pointed it at Ms Hutchins during a scene set-up.The actor has said he was pointing the gun at Ms Hutchins at her instruction, and that it fired without him pulling the trigger.The film's director, Joel Souza, was also wounded in the shooting on the Bonanza Creek Ranch set near Santa Fe.Now a report into the incident found that the production company “knew that firearm safety procedures were not being followed on set and demonstrated plain indifference to employee safety”, according to PA.The company has been given the maximum fine allowable by state law in New Mexico.Rust Movie Productions has now been given a fine of $136,793 (£104,810).The six-month investigation was carried out by the New Mexico Environment Department, with spokesman James Kenney telling PA: “Our investigation found that this tragic incident never would have happened if Rust Movie Productions, LLC had followed national film industry standards for firearm safety."This is a complete failure of the employer to follow recognized national protocols that keep employees safe."Employees should speak up about unsafe workplace conditions or report them anonymously to us."While Robert Genoway, chief of the New Mexico Environment Department’s Occupational Health and Safety Bureau Bureau, added: “As a reminder, it is illegal for any employer to retaliate against any employee who alleges a workplace safety violation.”The film has since been suspended following the incident, with Alec confirming in an emotional statement
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Listen to Poliça’s invigorating new single ‘Rotting’
Poliça have shared their latest single ‘Rotting’ – you can hear the band’s first new song of 2022 below.The track actually marks the first new music release from the Minneapolis-based project – comprising of singer Channy Leaneagh, producer Ryan Olson, bassist Chris Bierden and drummers Ben Ivascu and Drew Christopherson – since the arrival of their January 2020 album ‘When We Stay Alive’.Poliça have returned to action today (February 28) with the track ‘Rotting’, which features co-production from the Berlin-based techno producer Dustin Zahn.You can hear Poliça’s ‘Rotting’ below.Poliça have also announced details of a North American tour for this summer, which will follow on from a previously announced slot at Mid West Music Fest in Winona, Minnesota in April.You can see Poliça’s upcoming tour dates below and find tickets when they go on sale here.April30 – Midwest Music Fest, Winona, MNJune9 – Thalia Hall, Chicago, IL10 – Marble Bar, Detroit, MI11 – Horseshoe Tavern, Toronto, ON12 – Bar le Ritz, Montreal, QC13 – Brighton Music Hall, Boston, MA16 – Elsewhere, Brooklyn, NY17 – The Foundry, Philadelphia, PA18 – The Black Cat, Washington, DC19 – The Basement, Columbus, OH July2 – Earth Rider Brewery, Superior, WI6 – Lucky You Lounge, Spokane, WA7 – Neptune Theatre, Seattle, WA8 – Fortune Sound Club, Vancouver, BC9 – Doug Fir, Portland, OR11 – Independent, San Francisco, CA12 – Teragram Ballroom, Los Angeles, CA14 – Casbah, San Diego, CA15 – Crescent Ballroom, Phoenix, AZ16 – Meow Wolf, Santa Fe, NM17 – Bluebird Theatre, Denver, CO19 – The Raccoon Motel, Davenport, IA