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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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76.

SpeakerofTruth    

This guy is a slimy pothead rat and has been for years. The poilce should have followed their first instinct. What the hell was he doing late at night in Highland Park near pot dispenseries and prostitution houses with a ton of cash when he lives miles away in richey rich La Canada in a mansion? He makes his millions suing people, this is not new for him, Where their's smoke their's fire....and this one is about as hot as it gets. The DA should look into his past and search his house. He's a pompous, arrogant ass and probabaly acted that way with the cops. He probably desevred every minutes of this beating.

720 days ago
77.

JimmydeansausageCo.    

Not such a free world if this happens...

Not a crime to be in the sh1tty end of town with oddles of cash near a legal dispensary.

Crooked banker or not, this stuff can't go on...otherwise we're ALL in trouble

720 days ago
78.

SpeakerofTruth    

Click LIKE if you know Brian Mulligan and his true character. Didn't think so. Unfortunately, I DO. I smell a huge decaying rat.

720 days ago
79.

nyb    

Go get'em Brian Mulligan. They messed with the wrong drug-seeking white guy.

720 days ago
80.

mattnotguilty    

I know first hand of the corruption that is taking place with in the LAPD's Northeast Division (Highland Park). Matthew Turner was wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to 90yrs. to life. The Detectives have systematically secured convictions against innocent people as far back as 2003. Here's Matthew's Story. Learn of the injustice that Matthew has suffer by the LAPD and the District Attorney's Office. However today marks the day that he was Wrongfully Convicted and sentenced to 90 yrs to life. We recently received information from a man that has been in prison since 1997 that heard about Matthew's case and contacted us with information that the Detectives that had Matthew convicted are also responsible and did the same thing to him. How many more are out there that have suffered because of these Detectives. WE NEED YOU TO STAND WITH US. IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED OUR ONLINE PETITION , PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SIGN IT. YOU ONLY NEED TO SIGN IT ONCE. PLEASE RALLY WITH US AND HAVE ALL THOSE AROUND YOU SIGN IT ALSO. THANK YOU. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS TO LEARN MORE.


http://www.freematthewturner.com/#!


https://www.change.org/petitions/free-matthew-turner-case-ba360...333

http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=matthew+turner

720 days ago
81.

mattnotguilty    

I know first hand of the corruption that is taking place with in the LAPD's Northeast Division (Highland Park). Matthew Turner was wrongfully convicted of a crime he didn't commit and sentenced to 90yrs. to life. The Detectives have systematically secured convictions against innocent people as far back as 2003. Here's Matthew's Story. Learn of the injustice that Matthew has suffer by the LAPD and the District Attorney's Office. However today marks the day that he was Wrongfully Convicted and sentenced to 90 yrs to life. We recently received information from a man that has been in prison since 1997 that heard about Matthew's case and contacted us with information that the Detectives that had Matthew convicted are also responsible and did the same thing to him. How many more are out there that have suffered because of these Detectives. WE NEED YOU TO STAND WITH US. IF YOU HAVE NOT SIGNED OUR ONLINE PETITION , PLEASE TAKE A FEW MINUTES TO SIGN IT. YOU ONLY NEED TO SIGN IT ONCE. PLEASE RALLY WITH US AND HAVE ALL THOSE AROUND YOU SIGN IT ALSO. THANK YOU. PLEASE FOLLOW THE LINKS TO LEARN MORE.


http://www.freematthewturner.com/#!


https://www.change.org/petitions/free-matthew-turner-case-ba360...333

http://highlandpark-ca.patch.com/search?keywords=matthew+turner

720 days ago
82.

Ucantmakethisup    

Wow...they really screwed up BIG Time ! HaHa I loved the part where they took to the Hotel as a courtesy....LOL ... YEA a jury wil believe THAT !

720 days ago
83.

BLADE-RUNNER    

LA cops criminals with badges.

720 days ago
84.

Lori Silva    

Hmmmmm A Banker and the LAPD. They were meant for eachother.

719 days ago
85.

Telma    

If he was a black business man he would be dead!

719 days ago
86.

Dee    

Usually I'm on the fence with these police vs. citizen stories....but this one stinks to high heaven. The police are trying to sound TOOOOO angelic here.

719 days ago
87.

joecrabs    

What really happened: This guy bought some drugs, hired a hooker, then proceeded to get jacked by the hooker's pimp and the drug dealer. The pimp then stole homey's stuff. While Mr. Bank Guy was trying to think of something to tell his wife, he made up the BS story about it being cops that randomly picked a businessman off the street to beat up at a hotel. True story.

719 days ago
88.

Ephie    

Since when do cops take you to a motel (NOT hotel) as a courtesy, and a very rich and important person agrees to it? Can anyone say BS?

719 days ago
89.

cari    

The police in this country are out of control. They think we all live in a 'police' state. They forget and NEED TO BE REMINDED that they are hired and payed by us, the public, 'to serve and protect'. That doesn't mean by color or class either. THEY are public SERVANTS and blue collar workers making white collar money and walking around with big sticks and guns thinking they are they the German SS. Going back to the story though....good luck suing the LAPD. They are probably as broke as the State of California.

719 days ago
90.

KK    

And people wonder why no one likes the cops! What a bunch of a$$holes. I hope Mulligan gets every penny. All involved should serve jail time and lose their jobs!!!!

719 days ago
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