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Student Slugs Cop While Wearing Wolf's Head Ring, Breaks His Nose: Cops

By Erin Meyer | December 20, 2013 7:42am
 When a off-duty officer working security at a South Side school tried to escort Brandon Russell's sister out of the building, the 20-year-old student jumped in and attacked the officer, according to court records. Both the officer and Russell were taken to hospitals.
When a off-duty officer working security at a South Side school tried to escort Brandon Russell's sister out of the building, the 20-year-old student jumped in and attacked the officer, according to court records. Both the officer and Russell were taken to hospitals.
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COOK COUNTY CRIMINAL COURTHOUSE — A 20-year-old student coming to the aid of his sister at a South Side school punched an off-duty cop in the face while wearing a metal ring shaped like a wolf's head, breaking the cop's nose, authorities said. 

Brandon Russell, a 20-year-old student at the Community Youth Development Institute in Auburn Gresham, was arrested along with his sister after the pair attacked the off-duty cop Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

The officer, who was working security at the school, told the sister, 17-year-old Aaliyah Russell-Morgan, to close a school door she had opened and leave, according to a police report. 

Russell-Morgan refused, saying "I'll kill you and I don't care if you're the police," Assistant State's Attorney Erin Antonietti alleged Thursday.

The guard was trying to escort the girl out of the building when she began to hit him, according to a police report. Russell then came to her aid, police said.

Russell ran past the principal when he saw his younger sister tussling with the officer and punched the officer in the face, the police report said.

The "white metal ring shaped like a wolf's head with pointed ears" Russell was wearing at the time cut the officer's face, the report said.

And it broke the cop's nose.

Both the officer and the student were taken to hospitals after the attack, police said.

Russell wore a surgical mask in court Wednesday, and the left sleeve of his sweatshirt was stained with blood. The mask was not explained.

He and Russell-Morgan both live in the 400 block of East 89th Street.

Both were arrested at the school, 7836 S. Union Street.

Russell was ordered held on $100,000 while his sister's bond was set at $50,000.