He retweeted a link to a New York Times story with the headline, “Gun Handed to Alec Baldwin Was Not Thoroughly Checked, Affidavit Says.”
The article includes this quote from Santa Fe County Sheriff Adan Mendoza at a news conference yesterday: “I think there was some complacency on set.”
As we reported, a new search warrant affidavit reveals assistant director David Halls admitted to authorities he should have checked all rounds in the gun before handing it to Alec, but did not.
Mendoza said this about Halls and armorer Hannah Gutierrez Reed during an interview with “Today” show host Savannah Guthrie: "I can say this, those two individuals are obviously the focus of the investigation." He also confirmed, "Nobody’s been cleared as of yet.”
Yesterday, Mendoza confirmed at the press conference that Hutchins was killed by a live round. Today he told Guthrie, "I think during the interviews and the focus of the investigation is how the live rounds got there, who brought them there, why they were there.”
Meanwhile, First Judicial District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies told “Today’s” Miguel Almaguer that criminal charges have not been ruled out, saying, "We know mistakes happened. We’re not exactly sure who did, when they did, how they did it."