Montgomery Police

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: 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…

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…

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…

Montgomery Man Charged with Greenville Bank Robbery

Gillispie Fannin (Source: Greenville Police Department) A Montgomery man was arrested Thursday in connection with a robbery at the Community Neighborhood Bank in Greenville. According to Greenville Police Chief Justin Lovvorn,  Gillispie Fannin, 29, from Montgomery, was charged with 2nd-degree Robbery and placed in the Butler County Jail.  Fannin was already on federal probation for another Robbery charge. Lovvorn says…

MPD Offers Holiday Safety Tips After Recent Social Media Post Rumors

Several alarming social media posts regarding attempted abductions, or possible human-trafficking attempts in Montgomery have caught the attention of the Montgomery Police Department. MPD Captain R.L. Duckett says MPD investigated the circumstances surrounding the posts and none indicated that they were related to an abduction or a kidnapping attempt. “I think a lot of people just don’t really understand the circumstances…

Montgomery Police: “aware of multiple social media posts regarding attempted abductions”

Several alarming social media posts regarding attempted abductions, or possible human-trafficking attempts in Montgomery have caught the attention of the Montgomery Police Department. In the weeks after the tragedy of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” Mckinney, and in the midst of the search for 19-year-old Aniah Blanchett,  these types of posts have seemingly multiplied on social media. Alabama News Network reached out…