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Montgomery Police Officer Facing Child Abuse Charges, Placed on Administrative Leave

Montgomery police have initiated disciplinary proceedings against a fellow officer. Montgomery police officer, Horton Owens, 35, faces Child Abuse charges. The Montgomery Police Department launched an investigation on Monday, March 15 after receiving notice from the Municipal Court Magistrates Office. MPD immediately relieved Owens of his duties. MPD also placed him on administrative leave. Owens joined MPD in 2018 as…

Community Remembers Greg Gunn

Five years ago on February 25, Greg Gunn was killed just steps from his front door by now convicted former MPD officer A.C. Smith. On Saturday Gunns family and members of the community held a vigil to remember their slain family member. A.C. Smith was convicted of manslaughter, and sentenced to 14 years, but is not in prison. Smith was…

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…

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…