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One acquitted, Two officers still on trial

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RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - A judge acquitted one of the officers of obstruction of justice. A second officer will find out Tuesday morning if he too is in the clear.

This all stems from a fight at a Shockoe Bottom night club a year and a half ago.     

Officer Ian McCloskey was off duty and admits to punching a man several times in the head who was in the establishment with his ex-girlfriend. Rookie cop, Floyd Campbell responded and a judge decided he did not try to cover anything up. In fact, his lawyers say he was just following the orders of William House.     

House, is actually friends with McCloskey. They lived together. Prosecutors say he tried to cover for McCloskey. The judge is thinking this over and will decide whether or not House's case should continue on Tuesday.

As for Ian McCloskey, he's accused of intimidating a witness. That case will go to a jury Tuesday. The trial resumes at 9:00 a.m. but again, one officer, Floyd Campbell was acquitted Monday.

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