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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

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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He's a banker. It's kind of nice to see on get the crap beaten out of him every now and then.

810 days ago

South Beach    

This sounds like complete BS on BOTH sides of the story.

810 days ago


Since when do police volunteer to take someone they're questioning to a hotel to get some sleep? OMFG

810 days ago


LAPD's story smells rotten

810 days ago


I ton't know what I like more about this story: A banker getting his a$$ kicked or the LAPD getting sued big time.

810 days ago


810 days ago

the original bellaluna    

NOW do you see why the Demolition Derby team Blohan, Bynes & Bieber keeps getting away with their crap?

810 days ago


So if I'm getting arrested for some terrible crime, and I start yawning, the cops will be all, Oh my god, she is SLEEPY. Let's take her to the Hampton Inn instead of jail." ? Awesome.

810 days ago


Crooked Cops at the LAPD? Here's one for you: Catherine Leone, the ULTIMATE PIG had her thugs beat my friend up then try to frame them with 5 felonies when they had NO prior history!! All charges dropped against my friend by the City. Within 6 months. When a complaint was filed with Internal Affairs the attorney finds out she was promoted to Internal Affairs? Think you'll EVER get justice with these PIGS? No way, get out while you can.

810 days ago

The New Improved Sock Puppet    

I'm certainly no fan of cops who need to be pricks just to keep their testosterone levels up but I think he is old enough to know when the cops say jump, you jump first then ask "how high?" There also may be a chance that this man got "rolled" and was covering it up by using the cops as the doers.

810 days ago


suspect matching his description and then a motel for a courtesy rest???? laughable. Cops up here in Canada like to use the old phrase,,,"a car matching yours was seen"......because up here they rarely bother to get out of their cruisers unless it's to issue a speedo ticket.

810 days ago


I hope he wins every singe cent of the $100 mil. Sounds like a cut and dry case. Hope the cops get fired as well. Nice going LA, this should help your financial woos big time.

810 days ago


hmmm, as my mama always said, "Something smells rotten in Denmark". This story is kinda bizarre. Can't wait to read the follow-up or maybe the "cover-up?"

810 days ago


Lapd look for fights. Shame on them.

810 days ago


Since when do Police take you to motels because you said you were tired?

810 days ago
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