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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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91.

elysummers    

Why the hell didn't he call 911 while he was in the room? This sounds fishy as hell.

746 days ago
92.

Miki    

Where does it say that the cops were white? The LAPD is more that two-thirds BLACK.

746 days ago
93.

James Thompson    

Just out of curiosity, WTF does Managing Director and Vice- Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank mean. Is he a public relations guy or propagandist for the bank? This story seems fishy.

746 days ago
94.

UPTHEIRONS    

No wonder the city is broke....The LAPD beats up a rich white guy in Highland Park? Maybe the GPS was out on the range rover. Now the city will just have to write the check,and the tax payers will be told more about the bad economy. How about the lack of judgement by the PD on a old white guy......Idiots

746 days ago
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mattnotguilty    

SO IT'S NOT ONLY GANG MEMBERS THAT ARE SUFFERING FROM THE WRATH OF NORTHEAST.
THERE ARE GOOD COPS AND BAD COPS. IT'S SAD THAT THE FEW BAD COPS MAKE THEM ALL LOOK BAD. NORTHEAST HAS A PATTERN OF SECURING CONVICTION OF INNOCENCE PEOPLE. MATTHEW TURNER AND DAVID DOMINQUEZ , MARIO ROCHA, ARE JUST A FEW .
STAY TUNE FOR THE "MATTHEW TURNER STORY"
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746 days ago
96.

Jen PIcklewiser    

He said he was tired so the cops took him to a hotel as a courtesy???? WTF??? The LAPD has never done anything for anybody as a courtesy. They screwed up big time.

746 days ago
97.

SmellsaRat    

Does no one else here clearly see that this was submitted by the "Bank Media Honcho's" PR people? This is a completely one-sided story, none of which would have been of any interest to TMZ if not submitted to them. Mulligan is a celeb in his own mind. No one actually quotes the real LAPD here. I talked to an LAPD "cop" last night, too. Can I quote him as fact? "Joe Crabs" has it right, and guarantee that Mulligan popped off as usual and got his ass kicked. Does anyone else find it strange that a rich white guy in a suit was:
a) in Highland Park near pot dispensaries and motels of prostitution
b) Carrying thousands in cash (can't leave the bank job with that no matter how high up you are)
c) Tired and wanted to sleep in a ghetto when he was only miles (off course) from a lavish home?
Some paper said they now have 24-7 security at his home. Who does he need protection from? A pimp, his wife or the police? police.

746 days ago
98.

SpeakerofTruth    

No surprise from other stories "The version of May 15's events provided by LAPD varies significantly from TMZ's story." Mulligan was running in the Takeout line in traffic trying to open doors, with thousands in cash and in the highest area of prostitution in the area. He was restrained hours later only after resisting arrest running in the middle of a busy intersection trying to hijack cars. There's A LOT more to this story. TMZ was played.

746 days ago
99.

lauren    

damn. wtf

746 days ago
100.

SpeakerofTruth    

So anyone seen the latest news reports? Mr. Bankerman was high on bath salts and pot, and had been living in the hotel he was taken to since his wife kicked him out. He's been a meth addict for years and has spent most of his fortune on drugs. Now he wants $50 million from the LAPD for behavior he caused. Nice PR move try here, Bankerman. Don't let frivolous lawsuit door hit you in the ass.

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