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MPD: Two Men Shot; Investigation Underway

Montgomery Police say two men who shot Thursday evening. The men were located in a vehicle in the 6000 block of Atlanta Hwy. Police say both sustained serious gunshots wounds and are being treated at a hospital. According to MPD, the exact location of shooting is unknown, but the victims drove to Atlanta Hwy from an area nearby off of…

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…

Former MPD Officer Convicted

A former Montgomery police officer finds himself on the other side of the law. A jury found Stevie Rodgers guilty of enticing a child for immoral purposes. District Attorney Darryl Bailey says Rodgers was on duty when he made sexually explicit remarks to a 15 year old girl after he ordered her into an empty home. He then asked the…

61-Year-Old Montgomery Man Arrested for Sexual Assault of Family Member Under 12-Years-Old

Montgomery Police Department has charged Fermon Dabney, 61, with sexual abuse of a child less than 12-years-old. A sexual assault investigation began on April 7, in the 4200 block of Hartford Street. During the course of the investigation it was determined that the juvenile female victim was sexually assaulted by Dabney, a family member. Dabney was taken into custody Wednesday…

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,…

Charges Against Suspect in Nov. 8 Shooting Upgraded to Murder

The Montgomery Police Department is conducting a homicide investigation following the death on Monday, Nov. 18, of James Harris, 44. MPD and Fire Medics responded to the 3300 block of East Tuskegee Circle at about 10:10 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 8. in reference to a subject shot. There they located Harris who had sustained a life-threatening gunshot wound. Harris died…

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…

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…

MPD: Viral Facebook Walmart Threat Not Credible

The Montgomery Police Department is addressing posts on social media about potential violence at Walmart. According MPD, officers and other law enforcement agencies have researched viral Facebook posts, which allege the threat of violence at Walmart this weekend and warn against shopping there. The posts do not reference a specific location, but have been shared many times locally and have…