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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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46.

Ben    

The LAPD was wrong on so many levels on this one. This almost sounds like a 6yr old is telling the story.

717 days ago
47.

Brian    

Wow. The LAPD should have just said no comment. That bs from the LAPD wasn't even close to passing the laugh test and is easily proven false.

717 days ago
48.

ratbag    

This guy used to be CFO of Universal Studios. He is a super straight arrow. This is the most bizarre story I can imagine. I think he lives in Pasadena so maybe he was on his way home and that explains what he was doing in HP.

717 days ago
49.

brad    

If this story is true, I would be suing the heck out of the LAPD and the State of California too. This guy is probably going to get a really big settlement.

Since when can the LAPD take someone off the street and put them into a motel with armed police guarding it? Sounds like kidnapping to me on top of the severe beating this guy had to take. His guy was probably afraid that a bunch of corrupt cops was going to kill them so that the cops could get away with taking all of his cash.

717 days ago
50.

Sonja    

Weird story, you would think a powerful 'bank honcho' would think to call his lawyer from said hotel room.. or a friend, or the police themselves if he was suddenly feeling in danger. Kind of hard to believe this story... and thousands in cash in your car, in a bad area of LA?? Just not buying this guys I was just tired and walking around LA when the cops kidnapped me and beat me up story... sorry, LOL

717 days ago
51.

brad    

If the cops aren't fired and brought up on criminal charges something is seriously wrong. We can't be hiring corrupt, vigilante cops who can do whatever the heck they want beating people up and detaining them for no reason simply because he was near a marijuana shop in L.A. Maybe the guy really was buying some pot. It's essentially legal in California.

People in Europe can go to Amsterdam and buy all the pot they want in marijuana shops.

717 days ago
52.

DTM    

They probably couldn't get the cocaine in time from the evidence room to sprinkle on him after they beat him to death etc.

717 days ago
53.

Sultry    

This story is littered with ridiculousness. Ha! Someone was doing something wrong when something went wrong, clearly. It clearly didn't go down like it is reported.

717 days ago
54.

Tripin     

Suspects are frequently offered motel/hotel accommodation as the LAPD is known for its hospitality. I am sure he got first class PJs and some cocoa too before they beat him senseless: also part of that first class service.

717 days ago
55.

kitnplayn    

Why are the cops not jailed for assault when they do it in the course of their job. That's one way to reduce police brutality. The political system is a cult and the public are sheep to it.

717 days ago
56.

Phishie from Philly    

Who do you think you are suing the LAPD!, Rodney King?
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Phishie from Philly

717 days ago
57.

Dave    

I always thought the PD could lie better than that. My 5 year old comes up with better stories than that.

717 days ago
58.

Kevin    

They took him to a motel as a courtesy becuase he was tired - boy that sure was nice of them and complete BS!!!! lol

717 days ago
59.

CriticXtreme    

Never trust a one-time-high school graduate with a badge.

717 days ago
60.

Joey    

The guy looks like he should work for Douche Bank

717 days ago
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