DA charges against Alec Baldwin Suggest his negligence was the cause of involuntary manslaughter
District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies has officially charged Alec Baldwin with the involuntary manslaughter of cinematographer Halyna Hutchins. In addition, she has included the list of the negligence of safety lapses that resulted in the tragic death.
The document suggests that the actor knew the drill, and the armorer, Hannah Gutierrez-Reed, should have been at the site to check if the firearm was safe. Baldwin, an experienced actor with 40 movies in which guns were an integral part, should have known that; however, he relied on the assistant director, who had no authority to clear the weapon for use.
Additionally, per the DA Carmack-Altwies, Baldwin’s ignorance is one of the factors. She says he was supposed to undergo firearms training but failed to do so; as a result, he had to go through a minimum mandatory training of 30 mins, but then he was on his cell phone with family for the majority of the time.
She also referred to a TV interview where Alec Baldwin claimed that he didn’t fire the weapon; however, she said that multiple pieces of evidence (photos and videos) showed he had the finger on the trigger.
She also points out that Baldwin was the film’s producer, and he is accountable for hiring armorer Hannah Gutierrez-Reed who did not meet the certification requirement and experience.
D.A. Mary points out other safety lapses and critical negligence, including the first rule of gun safety never point a firearm, loaded or unloaded, at another person.
Hilaria Baldwin, the wife of the actor, said, “It’s been an emotional time for my family and I do so want to express to you how grateful I am for your support and your kindness and your reason,” the yoga instructor shared. “Quite honestly, without it, we would crumble. So thank you so much for being our rock right now because I don’t feel so strong.”