Remember Brian Mulligan? He’s the Deutsche Bank executive who filed a $50 million claim with the city of Los Angeles after suffering a broken shoulder blade and 15 nasal fractures in a run-in with LAPD in May.
The details of the case have been hard to figure from the start. Mr. Mulligan said cops kidnapped him to a cheap hotel and threatened to kill him if he left the premises, then beat him badly when they found he’d escaped. The police said Mr. Mulligan admitted to using marijuana and bath salts, then assumed a karate stance and charged officers.
Well, the details are still hard to figure, but The Los Angeles Times has a story that lends some credibility to the LAPD’s claims. According to The Times, Mr. Mulligan walked into a police department headquarters in Glendale, Calif., and asked for help dealing with his substance use:
When we last left the story of Brian Mulligan, Los Angeles-based vice chairman of Deutsche Bank’s media business, we were struggling to entangle conflicting accounts. The LAPD leaked a report to a local press in which Mr. Mulligan told cops he was high on bath salts and marijuana, and hadn’t slept in four days—then assumed a karate stance and charged at officers. Mr. Mulligan’s lawyers, meanwhile, said LAPD deposited Mr. Mulligan at a run-down motel and threatened to kill the banker if he left—then beat him to the tune of a broken shoulder blade and 15 nasal fractures.
‘Round about ten days ago, a lawyer for Brian Mulligan, a vice chairman and managing director for Deutsche Bank’s media practice, filed a claim with the city of Los Angeles charging that police officers beat him to the tune of one broken shoulder blade and 15 nasal fractures.
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