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Alleged LAPD Beating Victim

The Gruesome Photo

8/27/2012 5:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Brian Mulligan beat up
There's no doubt ...  Brian Mulligan -- an international banking honcho -- was beaten to a pulp by the LAPD -- based on photos obtained by TMZ.
Mulligan -- the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media for Deutsche Bank -- is unrecognizable in the pics -- with severe nasal fractures and lacerations, a concussion, a fractured right scapula, and numerous contusions and abrasions. 

Although the LAPD claims officers beat and arrested Mulligan after he became violent and threatening ... prosecutors declined to file charges.  Our sources say prosecutors believe the photos are "clear evidence of excessive force."  Indeed, Mulligan already filed a $50 million claim against the City of L.A.

TMZ first reported, Mulligan claims two LAPD cops beat him senseless after wrongfully detaining him ... claiming he resembled a person suspected of attempted car theft.  Mulligan claims the officers took him to a hotel against his will and when he tried to leave officers brutally attacked him.

Mulligan's lawyers, J. Michael Flanagan and Valerie Wass, tell TMZ cops at the scene conceded Mulligan was NOT under the influence of drugs and they described him as “calm, lucid, and cooperative." They tell TMZ, "Mulligan had committed no violations of law and was not arrested. No drugs were found during a search of his person or his vehicle, and the officers found absolutely no evidence of drug use by Mulligan."

Flanagan and Wass say cops also engaged in a cover-up, telling us, "The two officers who inflicted the injuries on Mulligan subsequently concocted a police report in an attempt to justify their use of excessive and deadly force and to obtain a filing of criminal charges against Mulligan."


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They picked the WRONG guy to assault. This man sounds like he has a good job and some money to fight back. I hope he wins. Of curse it's taxpayer money gone again. The police who did this need to be fired.

796 days ago


Not only did they abuse him physically but then they further abused their power by trying to have the victim charged to cover up their deeds. Fire those guys right now and tell their union to screw off.

796 days ago


Police brutality is very common.
If you want to get a good view into how many of our..."public servants"...behave towards their employers, the citizens/taxpayers...a good start is by watching videos.
"Police brutality" search on Youtube is an eye opener.
But hard to watch, be prepared to be angry.
Of course there are always good cops too, I know a few personally, unfortunately the bad cops make it hard for people to trust the good cops.

796 days ago

I don't care what you think...idiot    

He got the brakes beat off his ass.....Nothing really new here just ask any minority everywhere...Oh it's happening to non-minorities now...let's do something like protest over a bagel and some cream dip.

796 days ago


There's no way I believe the pig bacon s***bags' side of this story. They are a disgrace to humanity and wastes of human life.

796 days ago


I think "Deutsche" should just buy up the LAPD. This way things like this won't happen again and at least they will get thorough, professional training of their officers.

796 days ago


Only problem with the police report saying he was drunk and on bath salts is that the toxicology report taken at the hospital shows he was clean. That's why the DA is not filing the phony case the cops tried to bring for obstruction.

796 days ago


Now, let's all sit back and watch how Los Angeles is going to make all of this go away... and it's going to cost them an arm and a leg [yeah!!!!] The down side is bussiness will go on as usual. If that guy wanted to twist the knife he'd DEMAND that the PD submit to a revolving OUTSIDE, OUT OF THE STATE, oversight to investigate all complaints of excessive force, injurer due to alleged "resisting arrest" and that all officers involved in his Rodney King style beating be FIRED and stripped of their pensions. That's if the guy is a decent person and not just into cashing in on that fvck-up town. That manana of mayor is worthless.

796 days ago


The Cops are Bigger Crooks than the people that are Crooks.. lol

796 days ago


white man gets beat up it is a serious situation. What were the LAPD thinking, don't they know they aren't allowed to do THAT.

796 days ago


Police, not just in LA but MOST (ok, not all) POLICE, yes MOST POLICE are power tripper. This man deserves justice, whether he's rich or not. Nobody should be subjected to police brutality especially INNOCENT PEOPLE. This is the major reason why there are people who hate the police. And who would think this kind of police brutality happens in the great US of A. What a shame.

796 days ago


At least they didn't shoot first ask questions later like the Anaheim, CA cops do!

796 days ago


sounds like freaking east germany

796 days ago


wow police brutality this is devastation to the nation. this **** probably happens every bout 10 or 15 minutes to some black or latino somewhere.

796 days ago


This is absolutely deplorable! The LAPD cops responsible should be suspended without pay and brought up on charges.

50 million claim against the City of L.A. should be a slam dunk!

796 days ago
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