Aaron Smith Trial

Former MPD Officer Aaron Cody Smith Released on Bond Pending Appeal

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) The former Montgomery police officer found guilty of manslaughter in the shooting death of Greg Gunn in 2016 has been released on bond pending appeal. According to court documents, Aaron Cody Smith was released from the Limestone Correctional Facility Wednesday afternoon on a $300,000 appeal bond. Retired Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin stated…

Former MPD Officer Aaron Smith Sentenced to 14 Years for Fatally Shooting of Greg Gunn

Former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith has been sentenced to 14 years. Smith was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn in November. Retired Judge P.B. McLauchlin issued his sentencing ruling Wednesday morning at the Montgomery County Courthouse. Friends, family, and city leaders filled the courtroom for the hearing. “We let the law work in…

Reactions from Gregory Gunn’s Neighborhood on Guilty Verdict for Former MPD Officer Aaron Smith

On Friday, a Dale County jury found  former MPD officer Aaron Cody Smith guilty on a manslaughter charge in the 2016 shooting death of Gregory Gunn. We went to the Mobile Heights community where Gunn lived and the shooting took place to get reaction from residents on the news of the guilty verdict. Residents were reluctant to speak on camera,…

BREAKING: Reaction from Prosecution, Defense Attorney on Officer Smith Conviction

  Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey and defense attorney Mickey McDermott spoke to reporters moments after Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith was convicted of manslaughter in the shooting death of Greg Gunn. Bailey says the verdict will bring justice to the Gunn family, but it was not a conviction of the Montgomery Police Department, which he says is…

Mayor Steven Reed Releases Statement on Officer Smith Conviction

Montgomery Mayor Steven Reed has released a statement following the conviction of Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith for the 2016 shooting death of Greg Gunn. Reed says, “This is a tragedy that we must not forget, we must learn from it, and move forward together to do everything in our power to make sure something like this never happens…

BREAKING: Aaron Smith Guilty of the Manslaughter of Greg Gunn

The jury has found Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith GUILTY of the manslaughter of Greg Gunn. The jury unanimously agreed on the charge of manslaughter. Smith will remain in custody until his sentencing hearing. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says the state will ask for the maximum sentence in the case. The Jury finds the defendant Aaron Cody Smith guilty…

Jury to Decide If Aaron Smith Committed Murder, Manslaughter, or Not Guilty

The jury has heard the testimonies and closing statements. On day 5 of the Aaron Cody Smith murder trial, the jury will start deliberations and decide Smith’s fate. Before deliberations, Judge McLaughlin charged the jury stating, the jury must carefully consider entire evidence in the case and it must be beyond a reasonable doubt of his guilt. While charging the…

Aaron Smith Takes Stand in Murder Trial

On day 4 of the murder trial for former Montgomery police officer, Aaron Cody Smith, Smith takes the stand. Smith is on trial for fatally shooting unarmed black man, Greg Gunn. Smith had been an 3rd shift officer with MPD for about 3 1/2 years. After a brief recess, defense attorney Mickey McDermott called Smith to the stand. He asked…

Attorneys Make Opening Statements, Witnesses Called to Stand in Day 2 of Murder Trial for MPD Officer

Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith is charged with murder in the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn. Gunn was an unarmed black man that was fatally shot by Smith back in 2016. Day two of the trial started with both defense attorneys and prosecutors making opening statements. Both the state and the defense broke down the order of events with…

Day 2 of Murder Trial for Police Officer Charged with Murder of Montgomery Resident Begins with Opening Statements

The state made the first move with opening statements for nearly an hour breaking down the order of events that happened on February 25, 2016. The state argued that Greg Gunn did not fight, he did not have a gun, and he did not harm Officer Aaron Cody Smith. He simply ran. The State describes Smith to the jury as…