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Alleged LAPD Beating Victim

The Gruesome Photo

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

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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166.

USA citizen    

Well I guess Karma is alive and well,

do you know how many homeowners who have lost their houses to this bank, would have loved to help out in this arrest?

701 days ago
167.

Chaz    

If the guy was an illegal alien they would never have touched him but he is a white male. There is presently a war on white males.

701 days ago
168.

wayne johnson    

when when are the higherachy of the lapd going to reign in they violent thugs in the police force they are supposed to serve and protect all i ever see them doing is bashing people these days

701 days ago
169.

tab58064    

Wow, I thought LAPD saved all of the ass whoopins for blacks and latinos! More proof that there are a lot of cops on the streets who are nothing more than thugs with badges and guns. Looks like they screwed the pooch with on this one. They did it to someone who has the money to fight them. Well, the rich get richer!

701 days ago
170.

Mark H    

What gets me is that as a multi-millionaire, even being completely dressed down he probably has $2000 worth of clothes on. Hardly an L.A. miscreant out to steal cars. First Rodney King, now the cops REALLY screwed up. What will it take to stop hiring these guys?

701 days ago
171.

Dustbowl Days    

What? The LAPD screwed up and beat someone who actually deserved it? A banker? Well, this is just incredible!

701 days ago
172.

Gustafus    

Again and again... the sociopaths we set on the public - don't just beat 'those people'..

.. criminals themselves these former military nut cases belong behind bars .. or should have perished in the sand dune where they learned their 'skills'..

police are not your friend - increasingly they are a menace to civil society... brutes who gravitate to 'enforcement' work because they are compelled to brutalize others by some genetic defect.

Until and unless we purge these monsters from our midst -- [and how do we do that when the Defense Department creates more and more of them with every War on something] - more and more of us will be beaten senseless.. our homes invaded.. our pets shot ... our children traumatized for life...

all because we failed to address the sickness that is POLICE WORK .... I'm not even going to get into sadism in prisons..... oh boy

701 days ago
173.

Gustafus    

Again and again... the sociopaths we set on the public - don't just beat 'those people'..

.. criminals themselves these former military nut cases belong behind bars .. or should have perished in the sand dune where they learned their 'skills'..

police are not your friend - increasingly they are a menace to civil society... brutes who gravitate to 'enforcement' work because they are compelled to brutalize others by some genetic defect.

Until and unless we purge these monsters from our midst -- [and how do we do that when the Defense Department creates more and more of them with every War on something] - more and more of us will be beaten senseless.. our homes invaded.. our pets shot ... our children traumatized for life...

all because we failed to address the sickness that is POLICE WORK .... I'm not even going to get into sadism in prisons..... oh boy

701 days ago
174.

Hutch    

Nail their asses to the wall, Mulligan!

701 days ago
175.

jokerchick    

we all know how the LAPD get down....

701 days ago
176.

Leemah    

Now that it's not a black man high on drugs and alcohol....wonder what your excuse will be this time!? Disgusting! You're supposed to protect and serve the people, not your own selfish, deplorable selves. I hope this man takes down this corrupt "police department" and finally exposes what we've known to be true for decades. Something is def rotten at the LAPD!

701 days ago
177.

georgann marks    

Again and again... the sociopaths we set on the public - don't just beat 'those people'..

.. criminals themselves these former military nut cases belong behind bars .. or should have perished in the sand dune where they learned their 'skills'..

police are not your friend - increasingly they are a menace to civil society... brutes who gravitate to 'enforcement' work because they are compelled to brutalize others by some genetic defect.

Until and unless we purge these monsters from our midst -- [and how do we do that when the Defense Department creates more and more of them with every War on something] - more and more of us will be beaten senseless.. our homes invaded.. our pets shot ... our children traumatized for life...

all because we failed to address the sickness that is POLICE WORK .... I'm not even going to get into sadism in prisons..... oh boy

701 days ago
178.

romba    

Hiring someone to beat you up and blaming the cops for it is an easy con these days. If a cop sneezes everyone shouts "Police brutality!"

700 days ago
179.

Theo    

This is obviously much worse than Rodney King(RIP),,obduction,confinement,beating,,,,,however the bigger picture is why its not covered an inth of a degree like Mr King,,,,American white men are terrified of challanging anything remotely involving race,,,,,it doesnt take a rocket scientist to see this,,you have become pathetic cuckhold cowards,,,,the whole world sees this,,,,,you justify it to yourself by convincing your self it will work out in the end,,,,,Boys and I mean Boys,,,your end is alot closer than you think,,,,,,,,,the whole world laughs at you.

697 days ago
180.

Pogo    

While they were interrogating him they should have asked about the 9-11 short sales. We never did get a straight answer on that.

697 days ago
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