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Bank Media Honcho

To File Multi Million Dollar

Brutality Suit Against LAPD

8/12/2012 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

0810_brian_mulligan_deutsche_bank_article_2A powerful honcho at Deutsche Bank is suing the LAPD and the City of L.A. for millions of dollars -- we're told up to $100 mil -- for allegedly being forced into a motel room by cops and then beaten to a pulp.

Brian Mulligan, the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank, claims on May 15, he was in the L.A. suburb of Highland Park -- near a marijuana dispensary -- when he was approached by 2 LAPD officers.

We're told Mulligan claims the cops walked up to him and asked why he was in the area, and then proceeded to search both him and his car.  Mulligan says the officers found a large amount of cash in the car -- thousands of dollars -- and then put him in a police car and drove to a nearby motel.

We're told Mulligan says the cops told him to stay in the room until they returned.  He claims he waited several hours, but the cops never came back.  He says he felt he was being set up to be robbed or killed, so he made a run for it.  As he ran out, he says cops were right there and began beating him mercilessly. 

Mulligan says he was taken to a hospital, where doctors treated him for 15 fractures to the nasal area, a broken scapula, and severe facial lacerations to a point where he "barely looked human."

Mulligan was booked for resisting arrest and interfering with law enforcement. 

The L.A. County D.A. declined to prosecute Mulligan and referred the case to the City Attorney where a lesser charge could be filed.  But all indications are the City Attorney won't file a criminal case either.

Sources tell us Mulligan will file a claim next week against the LAPD and the City of L.A. -- something he's required to do before filing a lawsuit.  We're told the lawsuit will demand $100 million.

The LAPD tells TMZ ... cops were in the area looking for a suspect who was attempting to get into strangers' cars, and Mulligan matched the description.  The LAPD says when they approached Mulligan, he seemed to be under the influence of something, but they determined he was sober.  Cops say Mulligan told them he was tired and needed to sleep, so they took him to the motel as a courtesy.

A few hours later, cops say they got ANOTHER call from someone who said a man matching Mulligan's description was in traffic, trying to open people's car doors.  When cops approached him, they say Mulligan "took a fighting stance" and charged the officers, so they took him down.

We're told the LAPD is conducting an internal investigation, which is standard in major injury cases.

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Jordan    

The city will settle this one as quick as possible.

747 days ago
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LK    

Hmmmm ???

747 days ago
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HumanNature    

WHERE'S THE $$$$$$ THAT THE COPS STOLE?

747 days ago
4.

Hi    

Was this tale written by The Onion? Lol.
Maybe the Bros. Grimm?

747 days ago
5.

Mary    

If I were a betting person, I'd wager on a well funded early retirement option for the Deutsche Director and Vice Chairman. What a frightening tale.

747 days ago
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The Atlanta Church Of Satan     

Oink! Oink! Suuuee Meee

747 days ago
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CZAR1492    

GO GET EM BUDDY!!! FTP!

747 days ago
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Stiletto    

Let's see...the police or the banker...they are both such honest, upstanding professions, filled with men of high ethics and strong standards. What a tough choice as to who to believe.

747 days ago
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LK    

HEY WHATS THE NAME OF THAT SONG ICE T SINGS ???

747 days ago
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GangstaDiva    

Even White men aren't safe from the Police. They are going to pay him!

747 days ago
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remdeprived    

" Cops say Mulligan told them he was tired and needed to sleep, so they took him to the motel as a courtesy."

Never seen an arrest on "Cops" go down like this.

Suspect, "I'm hungry." Cops, "Would you like us to take you to Denny's?"

747 days ago
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Dino the Dinosaur    

Maybe it's sour grapes for the billionaire meth freak, they kind of act very weird...or could be mr. millionaire just got caught up in the greenlight that's now out on people in low income zip codes. I hope at least he gets justice, cause he's a millionaire, he's got a chance at it, the rest of this country, ha ha.

747 days ago
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LDB    

This must be the twilight zone

747 days ago
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Stacy Stowe    

"Cops say Mulligan told them he was tired and needed to sleep, so they took him to the motel as a courtesy." Ummm, the police don't do that, sounds like LAPD might be trying to cover something up that the DA needs to take a look at after Internal Affairs clears them (because they WILL get cleared)....perhaps the reason for the beating & the fact that they left him in a hotel room instead of taking him to the station to be processed. Nice try guys!

747 days ago
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msfaye    

this is the first i ever heard the cops stopped and frisked a white guy. and he fit the description. now that is truly a first. so he had big bank in the car in an area with a medical marijuana dispensary which means he was gonna buy a boat load of weed. black guys get treated like this 10,000 a thousand a day all over the usa and one white man thinks it's unfair to do it to him because he is special. first of all cops aren't suppose to even think about doing this to a white man only those animals black people right and white people are suppose to always be given the benefit of a doubt. good for his ass, but he won't spend a day in jail.

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