The family of the late camerawoman Halyna Hutchins is demanding that the Santa Fe Police Department in the US state of New Mexico remove the footage of the fatal shooting incident on the set of the film ‘Rest’. This is what the family’s lawyer said in a letter sent to the police in response to the images released on Monday. News channel CNN has seen the letter.
The images are part of the investigation into the fatal shooting and were recorded with a bodycam of a rescuer who was present on set. Footage shows the seriously injured cinematographer lying on the floor while rescuers try to save her life. According to the family’s lawyer, the release of the images caused “irreparable” damage to Halyna’s husband, Matthew Hutchins. According to the lawyer, the widower is afraid that the images are used to harass their son.
Actor Alec Baldwin accidentally shot and killed 42-year-old Halyna Hutchins during rehearsals on the film set last October. He also injured director Joel Souza. Alec did that with a loaded gun. The 64-year-old actor thought the prop was unloaded.
The investigation into the shooting incident is still ongoing. Prosecutors are still awaiting a number of reports until a decision is made on whether to prosecute.