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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…

Aaron Smith Scheduled to be Sentenced Wednesday

Aaron Cody SmithA judge is scheduled to sentence a former Montgomery police officer who was found guilty of manslaughter for the fatal shooting of an unarmed man on Wednesday. Circuit Judge P.B. McLauchlin set a Jan. 29 sentencing date for former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith. In November, a jury found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting…

Jury Hears Aaron Smith’s Claims About Fatal Shooting of Greg Gunn

Evidence shows white Montgomery police officer, Aaron Cody Smith, charged with murder in the shooting of an unarmed black man told an investigator he opened fire after the man swung a pole at him. Prosecutors on Wednesday played jurors a recording of a statement made by Smith about the death of 58-year-old Greg Gunn. According to reports, Smith initially told…

Immunity Hearing Scheduled for Officer Charged with Murder

Aaron Smith wants immunity from prosecution

Aaron Smith MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A judge has scheduled an immunity hearing next month for a Montgomery police officer charged with murder in a 2016 shooting death. Circuit Judge Greg Griffin this week scheduled a July 26 hearing on the immunity request. Lawyers for Aaron Smith maintain that Smith was acting in his official capacity, was justified in the…

Breaking: Grand Jury Indicts MPD Officer Aaron Smith in fatal shooting of Greg Gunn

Aaron Cody SmithMontgomery Police Officer Aaron C. Smith has been indicted for murder in the fatal shooting death of 58-year-old Greg Gunn. Smith was arrested after he shot and killed Gunn, a resident of the Mobile Heights community in Montgomery. Smith said he feared for his life. It happened in the early hours of February 25, 2016 as Gunn was…

Gunn Family Speaks Out

The Gunn family all agreed to meet in Montgomery for a special reunion. After more than 60 years apart, they agreed it was time to visit and get together in their home city. But it wasn’t like a normal family reunion, because some siblings were missing. “There’s Emma Doris, then Xavier Lethel Gunn…” remembers now big sister Gwendolyn Windham. With…

Family of Man Killed by Police Files Lawsuit Against City

The family of a black man killed by a Montgomery police officer in February has filed a federal lawsuit against the city and the officer. Court documents show that the lawsuit filed July 8 argues Officer Aaron Smith did not have cause to use force or even stop Greg Gunn, who was walking home from a late-night card game. The…

Officer A.C. Smith Remains on Paid Administrative Leave

We have an update in the case of Montgomery Police Officer Aaron Smith who’s charged with the murder of Gregory Gunn. The city says he’s still technically a city employee. Even though he doesn’t have to report to work day-to-day, Officer Aaron Smith is still being paid and still has his benefits. Reporter Sarah Canty reached out to Montgomery city…

Judge to Send MPD Officer’s Case to Grand Jury

A judge has found probable cause to send the case of Montgomery police officer Aaron Smith to a grand jury. Smith appeared in court today for a preliminary hearing in connection to the Feb. 25 shooting death of Gregory Gunn. Smith was arrested after he shot and killed Gunn, a 58-year-old resident of the Mobile Heights community in Montgomery. It happened in the…

Judge Says Extra Security for Aaron Smith Unnecessary

A Montgomery judge says extra security is unnecessary in the case against a white police officer charged with fatally shooting a black man. Officer Aaron Smith on Wednesday sat quietly between his two attorneys as the court considered several motions. Smith attorney Mickey McDermott says he filed a motion for extra security as a “necessary precaution” due to threats against…