Alec Baldwin Charged With Involuntary Manslaughter

The New York Times report:

The actor Alec Baldwin and the armorer on the film “Rust” were charged on Tuesday with involuntary manslaughter in the fatal shooting of the movie’s cinematographer, according to court papers filed in the First Judicial District Court in New Mexico.

“This reckless deviation from known standards and practice and protocol directly caused the fatal shooting,” Robert Shilling, a special investigator for the district attorney’s office, wrote in a statement of probable cause.

The prosecutors in the case announced this month that Mr. Baldwin would face criminal charges in the death of the cinematographer, Halyna Hutchins, prompting a debate about the level of responsibility actors should have regarding gun safety on film sets.

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