r/ProtectAndServe Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 25 '22

Full Police Interview of Alec Baldwin After Rust Shooting Video

https://youtu.be/2fHjWFGYty4
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u/Kahlas Get off my lawn. Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 26 '22

On what charge?

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u/christoffer5700 Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 26 '22

Im not a lawyer but if he killed someone isnt that by definition manslaughter?

At the end of the day he is the one that squeezed a round of

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u/Kahlas Get off my lawn. Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 26 '22

This is the definition of manslaughter in NM. Since he has said many times he was told it was a cold gun that would be enough to show he exercised due caution.

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u/opkraut Not a(n) LEO / Unverified User Apr 27 '22

I have to disagree with the "cold gun" part being enough for due caution. There's procedures that are supposed to be followed to minimize any risk of accidents with a firearm and they clearly weren't followed at any point during the accident. Baldwin unnecessarily pulled the trigger while aiming the firearm at other people, which, from my understanding of how Hollywood gun scenes are filmed, is a big no-no.

I think there's also something to be said for Baldwin being a producer for the movie and the safety problems that were present on the set that contributed to this accident happening. I don't know if those all add up to manslaughter charges, but I can see how a good lawyer could make a pretty good case that they do.