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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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31.

Roe    

Police are always stretching the truth and they can legally lie to you. Watch the YouTube video called "10 rules for dealing with police."

751 days ago
32.

Joao    

The old "resisting arrest" mantra. Had they knwn he was one of the 1% they would have kiss his ass until it made you sick.

751 days ago
33.

Bug    

So folks like him have no problem ordering beatings for thos like OWS protestors or other folks just exercising free speech.

751 days ago
34.

the artist formerly known as hand turkey    

It was a hit.

751 days ago
35.

thomas    

It's the rogue cops that give the good guys a bad name. Wonder how the LAPD "internal affairs" will try to absolve the cops of any wrongdoing?

751 days ago
36.

themare    

What is wrong with the LAPD? They beat up a prominent banker because he "looked like an attempted car thief." And then there is Lindsay Blowhan who:

Steals a fur coat
Steals a necklace
Attends a house party and 2 Rolex watches go missing
Attends a photo shoot and $400,000 worth of jewelry go missing
Attends a photo shoot and tries to steal the clothes
Attends a music video shoot and the clothes are missing afterwards
Goes to another house party and jewelry is missing.
Car jacks a car with 3 guys in it.
Beats up a Betty Ford worker
Throws glasses at people

I could still go on and on, but the point is, this loser gets away with everything, makes fun of the police in public (has been known to say, "I'm a celebrity, I can do whatever I want") and doesn't go to jail. The LAPD chief should be fired and replaced with someone who isn't so star struck.

751 days ago
37.

HumanNature    

TMZ


YOU FORGOT TO MENTION THE $$$$$ THAT THE COPS ALLEGEDLY STOLE FROM THIS MAN!!!!!

751 days ago
38.

Oh A 💛💋    

OH MY..........

751 days ago
39.

LK    

HOW MUCH $$$ DID HE HAVE ON HIM & Y SO MUCH ??? I KNOW HE IS A BANKER BUT DON'T KNOW Y HE HAD A WACK OF $$$ ON HIM 4 THE CORRUPT COPS TOOK HIM 2 A HOTEL 2 TRY & THK UP A WAY 2 STEAL IT B4 THEY BEATING WENT DOWN SINCE WHEN DO COPS TAKE U 2 A HOTEL ??? STRANGE !!!!

751 days ago
40.

laffnbear    

Yeah.
He got beat up for fifteen minutes of fame and a quick pay check, right?
You are so dumb

751 days ago
41.

ARTOFWAR    

...It refreshing to see that the LAPD has expanded their public beatings beyond mere Blacks and Latinos. I guess America is indeed becoming less and less racist after all.


What a heart warming story this is. It just makes you want to randomly salute the next police officer you see---with a tire iron of course...Artofwar

751 days ago
42.

Joan K    

Looks like it was overkill to me. I hope this guy gets alot of money for what they did to him. I wouldn't care if this guy was latino, black or whatever, nobody deserves to be beat down like this guy was.

751 days ago
43.

Bob    

Can you say "$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$"?

751 days ago
44.

Lee    

I hope he files criminal charges. Those two cops acted more like gang members than officers of the law.

751 days ago
45.

who dat    

The photo isn't really that bad. If you cleaned the blood off and a better bandage, he ended up with a couple of black eyes. He will probably receive a payday of around 500k.

751 days ago
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