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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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16.

Truth    

YEA, AND WHAT WAS THE PURPOSE OF THE BAG OF CASH IN A SEEDY PART OF TOWN?? COPS HAVE A POINT... THIS DOUCHE BAG WAS UP TO SOMETHING. PINHEAD IS NOT TELLING THE WHOLE STORY. JUST SO HAPPENS HE'S REPPING THE "MEDIA AND TELECOMMUNICATIONS DEPTS"... DONT PAY HIM SQUAT. #TRUTH!!

714 days ago
17.

Melissa1987    

LAPD is some lying @ss crooked cops. Since when do they take people to a hotel to sleep? Especially someone who has a car. And it's always the first like of defense to say the person looked under the influence though test show he wasn't. This guy probably has a solid case. LA dont have 100 mil they will probably have some kind of settlement that involves a public apology and admission of wrong doing cause he don't need the money.

714 days ago
18.

thegreatamericandesertreturns    

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714 days ago
19.

Ryan    

This is my Uncle Scott Atkins, I'm pretty sure all of you are already are familiar with who Motley Crue is. Well my Uncle used to be married to Tommy Lee's sister and they had Son together named
Miles. Scott and Athena also had a band together called Nastification, Scott Atkins on Guitar, Athena "Lee" Drums, Chuck Mcnamara on Bass, and Bryant Clements doing Vocals. The Wikipedia page for Athena is all a big fat lie. I can back up everything I say and will be uploading more proof here soon including interviews with my Uncle. Also I'm not trying to give Athena a bad name or anything like that I'm just trying to get my uncle the recognition he deserves as a musician and I hope that maybe by shedding some light on this it will bring Miles to my Uncle. My Uncle was also in the 80s Metal hair band Maxx Warrior which later turned to Firehouse. This is a video clip of my uncle jamming out in my living room .. enjoy! - On a side note: Check the video description on youtube for links to Nastification and Maxx Warrior tracks. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_YwjcVohVIY

714 days ago
20.

JimmyB    

Am I the only only one NOT allowed to vote here????????????

713 days ago
21.

Lynne    

"Cops say Mulligan told them he was tired and needed to sleep, so they took him to the motel as a courtesy." Huh? Boy that sounds suspicious!

713 days ago
22.

happyday    

Um, What?! Seriously, WTH?

713 days ago
23.

who dat    

Let's sort this out. Brian was in the area with lots of cash, to buy drugs. The cops did a stop & frisk. Found the money and decided to steal it. Took him to a hotel to possibly buy more time to steal any additional money from his house. Brian tried to flee, after a period of time, and they kicked his a$$. Now both sides will present their bs story to try and cover it up.

713 days ago
24.

cobrazombie    

A major bank executive? Sounds like justice was served to me.

713 days ago
25.

Ace    

The biggest question everyone should be asking is: Why is this a story on TMZ???

713 days ago
26.

ZeekOsbourne    

What? Mulligan wasn't worthy of sitting in the back of the police Unit since he was tired. If it were in Brentwood , would they have taken him to the Beverly Hilton? Can't wait to see the climax!

713 days ago
27.

verlinda    

This is not your Rodney King case. White Big-Shot, You're screwed this time LAPD. Just goes to show how a German businessman can get better justice ( no one wants to prosecute him ) than American minorities.

713 days ago
28.

Poor Leno    

Classic case...as the cops in the US are in 85% cases violent and has no empathy for other than themselfs, if a famous hollywood celebrity was found at the scene and matched the description he or she most likely would been escorted home and a lid would be put on the case! I hope this guy get more than a heartless "we sorry" from these clearly retarded donut eating cops.

713 days ago
29.

Observer999    

First time I've ever hoped for a banker to win. I'm glad the cops went after someone who has the resources to fight the city, and get some real money out of them. On the other hand, maybe he will settle for the cops involved getting fired and charged.

713 days ago
30.

Jody    

This is totally bizarre. For once I don't blame someone for suing. The cops were totally out of line here.

713 days ago
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