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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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46.

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.

598 days ago
47.

Perfect Like You    

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

598 days ago
48.

BSname    

Why is TMZ following this story?
A naked prince in a Las Vegas hotel room.. SURE that's TMZ.

This ???

598 days ago
49.

Donna    

Usually everyone is mad about the LAPD being too easy on people, especially celebs. This guy got the crap kicked or beat out of him and I doubt the cops would do this kind of damage to someone who was cooperating with them. He probably acted like an arrogant rich ba*tard and who knows what else but he probably brought the beat down on himself. No sympathy here.

598 days ago
50.

Eric    

Cops scare the %&@* out of me -- and I'm white.

598 days ago
51.

Michael    

To those saying that he is asking for too much, I wonder if you were beat within an inch of your life and illegally held by the very people who are supposed to serve and protect you, if you would really think $50 million is too much compensation.

598 days ago
52.

HogwartsGayBath    

You people sound like idiots, its just a broken nose. I have a large nose and i have had it broken and there is a ton of blood and both eyes will swell...this is normal, save the dramatics since you dont know what happened. They use the word "injuries," i see one injury and that is a broken nose..... for all you people know this dude was raging and fell down while not cooperating and hit his nose on a metal rail or some ****.

598 days ago
53.

verlinda    

There is more that both sides are not telling. Unless he was doing a currency exchange, why would he have that much cash. Most high ranking executives carry Credit Cards or Traveler's Checks. This guy was doing something illegal and met up with some crooked cops.

598 days ago
54.

Perky    

I don't know ... the banker has a funny look about him, pre-getting his clock wiped that is. He sort of has a look about him, that he'd do whip-its with Demi Moore or something. WTF was he carrying 5k on him for, to buy a pop and some Skittles ?

598 days ago
55.

furious cupcakes    

Brian Mulligan has a lot of BALLS to sue for 50 million when he and Deutsche Bank screwed millions of people out of billions of dollars, people lost their homes, he is part of one of the biggest scam in HISTORY with the housing market crash and faulty underwater loans . Then Obama BAILED out this piece of **** and Deutcshe bank and he took a personal BONUS with all of his colleagues. This man is such a piece of **** who owes MORE than 50 million to people like you and I !!!! Read about the biggest bank scam in history with Deutchse Bank people.

598 days ago
56.

Ih8Taxes    

I will absolutely, positively, 100 percent guarantee that this guy will NOT end up dead at the bottom of a swimming pool. Also, if the cops were black, please let me know the time and place for us white folk to riot.

598 days ago
57.

HogwartsGayBath    

What is with the crusade to hate on cops? I mean really? most cops are decent people......in a country with millions upon millions of cops and millions of cell phone cameras around people feel like because they have seen a few questionable incidents that "cops are evil." Just goes to show what a rotten country we are becoming, everyday just turning into some giant ghetto mess. What a diverse wonderful ****hole we live in, i love how black culture is rubbing off on every body.

598 days ago
58.

realitychecker    

Sooo, the police have education, training and weapons to PREVENT an absolute hands-on beatdown and someone ends up looking like this? Sounds as though the LAPD hasn't learned a thing from history. Unfortunately, all the taxpayers will pay for the idiocy of a few officers. I would love to hear the police version of this story.

598 days ago
59.

Truth    

THE LAPD ARENT RACISTS... PROOF THEY'RE EQUAL OPPORTUNITY ABUSERS. 1 FOR THE BLACK FOLK (RODNEY KING) AND 1 FOR THE WHITE FOLK (NEO-NAZI GERMAN BANKER). GUESS WE'RE ALL SQUARED UP NOW. ALL WE NEED NOW IS ANOTHER LA RIOT FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITY TELEVISION COVERAGE. #TRUTH!!

598 days ago
60.

Tom     

All of these inexperienced Mexican cops with only high school education, California will learn they made a huge mistake allowing them to take over this state. If you all look at the crimes that are committed in California you will see where the promblem is coming from. Wake up!

598 days ago
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