Aaron Cody Smith

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…

Motion to Reconsider the Sentence of Former MPD Officer Convicted of Manslaughter Denied

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) The motion to reconsider the sentence and amend the 14 year sentence for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith denied. Last week, Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin granted Smith an appeal bond that allowed him to be released on a $300,000 bond. Smith was required to wear an electronic ankle monitor and not…

D.A. Daryl Bailey Speaks Out on Appeal Bond for Aaron Cody Smith

Aaron Cody Smith (Source: Dale County Sheriff’s Office) Montgomery County District Attorney Daryl Bailey has issued a statement following the granting of a $300,000 appeal bond to former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. Smith was sentenced to 14 years in January after being found guilty of manslaughter in the fatal shooting of Greg Gunn in 2016 while Smith was…

Judge Grants Appeal Bond for Former MPD Officer Aaron Cody Smith

Aaron Cody Smith A retired circuit judge has granted an appeal bond for former Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Cody Smith. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin granted the motion Friday morning that would allow Smith to be released upon executing a $300,000 professionally secured bond pending an appeal. In addition to the bond, Smith must wear an electronic ankle monitor and will…

Sentencing for Aaron Smith Set for January 29

Aaron Cody Smith A judge later this month will sentence a former Montgomery police officer who was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin set a Jan. 29 sentencing date for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. A jury in November found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting…

Sentencing Date Set for Aaron Cody Smith

Alabama News Network has confirmed that a sentencing date has been set for Aaron Cody Smith.  Smith was a Montgomery police officer who shot and killed Greg Gunn in 2016 while Smith was on duty. His sentencing is set for January 29 at 10:30AM in Courtroom 4C of the Montgomery County Courthouse. A jury convicted Smith of manslaughter in Gunn’s…

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…

Majority White Jury Selected in Murder Trial for Montgomery Police Officer Charged with Shooting Unarmed Black Man

A majority-white jury will hear the murder trial of an Alabama police officer charged with killing an unarmed black man. A panel of 14 jurors including two alternates was picked Monday. Of the 14 jurors, six are women and eight are men. Nine out of the fourteen are white. All potential jurors agreed that if a police officer breaks the…