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Two D.C. police officers plead guilty in 2011 assaults

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FOX 5's Paul Wagner caught up with Kenneth McRavin outside the courthouse on Monday. FOX 5's Paul Wagner caught up with Kenneth McRavin outside the courthouse on Monday.
WASHINGTON, DC - Two D.C. police officers have pleaded guilty in the assault of two men nearly three years ago.  One of the victims lost an eye in the beating. 

Prosecutors say Kenneth McRavin and Thaddeus Modlin were off duty when they beat the men outside the Lotus nightclub on K Street. On Monday, both men pled guilty to charges of assault and possession of a prohibited weapon.

As part of the plea deal, McRavin agreed to resign from the force.  Modlin is no longer an officer.

McRavin and Modlin told a Superior Court judge they were guilty of kicking and punching Brandon Coates and Walter Blair outside the club in June 2011.  The attacks were caught on camera. 

Nine people in all were charged in what prosecutors called "altercations" outside the club on the morning of June 10, 2011.  Four of those people were officers.  It's still unclear what led to the assaults, but prosecutors told the judge that McRavin beat Coates while Modlin punched and kicked Blair, who lost an eye. 

Two other officers who were at the lounge that night, Keith Goins and Yolanda Lampkin, were also charged in connection with the assaults.  Goins has since been acquitted of failing to take police action, while Lampkin is scheduled to go on trial in June on charges of obstruction of justice and perjury. 

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