Michael Russell

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Service Record

Jacksonville Florida Sheriff's Office

Rank Sergeant (December 28, 2019)[1]
Dates of Service Hired July 28, 2008.[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2023 Battery on a Sports Official

Press Briefing

On March 25, 2023, Russell was off-duty and attending a youth soccer game when a fight broke out between the teams. The referees were trying to regain control, including blowing their whistles. Russell went onto the field, hit a referee in the face, and knocked the whistle from his mouth.[1]

The incident was captured on cellphone photo and video.[1]

Response Timeline

On March 28, 2023, Russell was charged with battery on a sports official, a third-degree felony.[1][2]

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