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Bank Honcho Brian Mulligan

Demands Investigation Into

Leaked 'Bath Salts' Tape

10/22/2012 4:30 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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A lawyer for Deutsche Bank honcho Brian Mulligan is demanding the LAPD launch a full-blown investigation into the leaked audio tape -- in which Brian admits to using narcotic "bath salts" -- claiming the "leak" was a cheap ploy to smear his good name.

TMZ obtained three letters from Mulligan's new lawyer, Skip Miller -- addressed to the L.A. City Attorney, the Glendale Chief of Police and the L.A. Chief of Police.

The letters state ... the audio -- released earlier this week -- was sent to the LAPD for investigative purposes only (regarding Brian's police brutality claims) and should NOT have been released to the media.

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Brian's lawyer is adamant, the tape has nothing to do with the alleged beating -- and blood tests taken immediately after Mulligan was admitted to the hospital on the 15th came back clean.

As TMZ previously reported ... Brian filed a $50 mil claim against the City of L.A., alleging two police officers beat the crap out of him on May 15 -- resulting in 15 fractures to his nasal area, a broken scapula, and facial lacerations.

LAPD claims the cops took action ONLY after they perceived him to be a threat.

In the letters, Brian's attorney states the tape was purposely leaked "out of context" to create a smear campaign against Brian and discredit his accusations against the boys in blue -- all in order to sway the public into believing he "had it coming to him."

Brian's attorney is demanding the LAPD take action stat -- and investigate how the tape got leaked from their department, and explain whether or not it was even legal.

FYI -- The released audio tape was recorded May 13 -- two days before Brian's alleged beat down.

In the audio Brian appears to be acting paranoid ... believes helicopters are following him ... and then admits to a Glendale officer that he has previously used a hallucinogenic narcotic called "bath salts" over 20 times.

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9:55AM PST: The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) -- the organization that released the 'bath salts' audio -- tells TMZ, Brian Mulligan's claim is nothing more than a "fictitious tale of abuse at the hands of the LAPD." They add, "Bath salts lead to delusions, and as in this case, bizarre lawsuits."

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