By CBS 2 Chicago Staff

CHICAGO (CBS) – Emotions running high in court today for a wounded Chicago police officer facing the two men accused of shooting him and killing his partner.

Officer Carlos Yanez attended a hearing today for the two brothers accused in the shooting that killed his partner, officer Ella French.

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Officer Yanez is now in a wheelchair after the August attack left him partially paralyzed.

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The officer’s family as well as his “brothers in blue” packed the courtroom to show their support.

“I was most proud of my brother, and I know that he had a lot of strength this is not easy for him to be here today. just thinking about Ella,” said Nicole Yanez.

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The two accused brothers Emonte and Eric Morgan are due back in court in March.

CBS 2 Chicago Staff