Aaron Cody Smith

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…

Trial for Montgomery Police Officer Charged with the Murder of Unarmed Black Man Underway

The trial for the Montgomery police officer charged with shooting and killing an unarmed black man in 2016 is now underway. Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith shot and killed Montgomery resident, Greg Gunn in the early morning hours of February 25, 2016. Now Dale County judge, P.B. McLauchlin, has granted a the state’s motion for a gag order in…

Vigil Marks Three Years Since Greg Gunn Death

Cars lined McElvy Street, family and friends gathered in a prayer circle, and memories of Greg Gunn came flooding back. “I just remember my uncle as being a good man,” Gunn’s nephew Aaryn Jordan says. “He looked out for the community, he looked out for the kids in the community.” “He just pointed me in the right direction,” Gunn’s sister…

State Supreme Court Stays Officer’s Murder Trial

Aaron Cody SmithThe Alabama Supreme Court has stayed the trial of a Montgomery police officer facing murder charges. Aaron Cody Smith was scheduled to go to trial Monday on murder charges for the 2016 shooting of 58-year-old Greg Gunn. Justices on Wednesday stayed the trial to consider his appeal on a number of issues. Smith’s attorneys argue he should be…

Defense Seeks To Recuse Judge, District Attorney’s Office, And Change Venue In MPD Murder Case

Aaron Cody SmithAttorneys for Aaron “Cody” Smith, the Montgomery Police officer charged in the 2016 murder of Greg Gunn, are asking a Montgomery County Circuit Judge to recuse himself from ruling on the case for a second time. The first request for Judge Griffin to recuse himself was last May. The motion was filed over the weekend, following a lengthy…

Court Leaves Black Judge on Case Against White Officer

Aaron Cody SmithThe Alabama Supreme Court is refusing to make a black judge quit the case of a white police officer charged with murder in the shooting death of a black man. The justices without comment Friday turned down a request from officer Aaron Cody Smith of the Montgomery Police Department. Smith is charged in the shooting death two years…