EX-OFFICER GETS 14 YEARS FOR KILLING UNARMED BLACK MAN
MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) – A white former Alabama police officer who killed an unarmed black man has been sentenced to 14 years in prison.
Former Montgomery police officer Aaron Cody Smith was sentenced Wednesday. A jury in November found Smith guilty of manslaughter for the 2016 shooting death of 58-year-old Gregory Gunn.
Smith shot and killed Gunn after he fled from a stop-and-frisk.
The defense maintained that Smith fired in self-defense because Gunn was grabbing a painter’s pole from a porch, but prosecutors said Gunn was never a threat.
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