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CCSD police officer in trouble after crash

Posted at 6:03 PM, Oct 02, 2015
and last updated 2015-10-02 21:03:32-04
One of the people tasked with keeping your kids safe is now in trouble with the law.
A Clark County School District police officer faces half a dozen charges after a car crash. Nevada Highway Patrol troopers arrested a school police sergeant early last month after a DUI crash.
Anthony Russo was hired in February 1994 and has more than 20 years on the force. The district is tight-lipped, but said he is still an employee. However, he is currently suspended without pay.
It all began on Sept. 5. 
According to his arrest report, Russo was driving southbound on the 215 on the Sunset southbound off ramp. He ran a red light and hit a Hyundai. 
The report said a witness pulled over and went over the Hyundai to help them when Russo came up and punched the passenger in the front seat, and then went after that witness, punching him in the face. 
It goes on that Russo lifted his shirt to show a holstered gun, then drew the gun. Another bystander stood between Russo and the witness, when Russo walked away back to his car.
Russo faces a slew of charges, all misdemeanors: DUI above the legal limit, possession of a deadly weapon under the influence, drawing a deadly weapon in a threatening manner, two counts of battery, and failure to obey a traffic control device.