Skip to comments.Bank Media Honcho To File Multi Million Dollar Brutality Suit Against LAPD
Posted on 08/12/2012 6:05:17 AM PDT by RummyChick
A powerful honcho at Deutsche Bank is suing the LAPD and the City of L.A. for millions of dollars -- we're told up to $100 mil -- for allegedly being forced into a motel room by cops and then beaten to a pulp.
Brian Mulligan, the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank, claims on May 15, he was in the L.A. suburb of Highland Park -- near a marijuana dispensary -- when he was approached by 2 LAPD officers.
We're told Mulligan claims the cops walked up to him and asked why he was in the area, and then proceeded to search both him and his car. Mulligan says the officers found a large amount of cash in the car -- thousands of dollars -- and then put him in a police car and drove to a nearby motel.
We're told Mulligan says the cops told him to stay in the room until they returned. He claims he waited several hours, but the cops never came back. He says he felt he was being set up to be robbed or killed, so he made a run for it. As he ran out, he says cops were right there and began beating him mercilessly.
Mulligan says he was taken to a hospital, where doctors treated him for 15 fractures to the nasal area, a broken scapula, and severe facial laceration to a point where he "barely looked human."
Mulligan was booked for resisting arrest and interfering with law enforcement.
The L.A. County D.A. declined to prosecute Mulligan and referred the case to the City Attorney where a lesser charge could be filed. But all indications are the City Attorney won't file a criminal case either.
Sources tell us Mulligan will file a claim next week against the LAPD and the City of L.A. -- something he's required to do before filing a lawsuit. We're told the lawsuit will demand $100 million.
The LAPD tells TMZ ... cops were in the area looking for a suspect who was jimmying car doors, and Mulligan matched the description. The LAPD says when they approached Mulligan, he seemed to be under the influence of something, but they determined he was sober. Cops say Mulligan told them he was tired and needed to sleep, so they took him to the motel as a courtesy.
A few hours later, cops got another call from someone who said a man matching Mulligan's description was jimmying car doors near the motel. When they approached him he charged the cops so they took him down.
We're told the LAPD is conducting an internal investigation, which is standard in major injury cases.
LAPD decided to beat up the wrong dude
“Co-leadership in this highly attractive financing is Deutsche Banks endorsement and continuing support of an exceptionally strong management team led by two true industry experts, Gary and Roger, and the supportive leadership of an exceptional Board. The over-performance in the past year allowed for this improved financing, said Brian Mulligan, Vice Chairman, Deutsche Bank.”
They are going to pay
and check this out:
“Prior to that, Mr. Mulligan held various senior-level positions, including senior executive advisor with The Boston Consulting Group, Inc., chairman for Fox Television, Inc., chief financial officer of The Seagram Company Ltd., an entertainment and beverage company, co-chairman of Universal Pictures, Inc., executive vice president of operations at Universal Entertainment and executive vice president corporate development and strategy at MCA Inc., an entertainment and media conglomerate. Other Public Company Directorships: Mr. Mulligan served on the board of Napster, Inc. from March 2003 to October 2008 and was a director of Ascent Media Group, Inc., a predecessor of Ascent Media Group, LLC, our principal operating subsidiary (AMG), from December 2002 to September 2003.
So the question will be ..how big is the payout for crushing this man’s face.
Reading the comments that accompany the article it seems most posters automatically assume the police are guilty as charged. However this guy doesn’t look like he is “all there” and if you look at photos of bankers they are very careful about their appearance. Just go to the Deutche Bank website under “Management” and you can see what I mean. They are all very straight-laced. Now this dude looks downright weird and out of the parameters for his profession. His hair is wildly out of control and entirely too long for his face, and his tie isn’t even fixed properly. No “banker” would ever allow such a photo to circulate. Appearances can reveal a lot about a personality. And what the hell was he doing out so late in a depressed neighborhood anyway?
It's getting to the point in this country that you need a video recording of any interaction you have with any government officials. And the camera better be well hidden with offsite storage because otherwise the recording will "disappear".
He isn’t a “banker”
He is kind of amalgam. Notice he was the Chairman for Fox Television...but notice this:
News Corp. said Fox Television Chairman Brian Mulligan resigned for personal reasons. Mulligan will leave his job at the end of this month but will remain a consultant to the company, News Corp. said in a statement. Mulligan oversees Fox Television stations, Fox cable networks and advertising sales, finance and relations with affiliate stations at the Fox Television network. He resigned “to strike a better balance between my personal and professional life,” according to the statement.
Mulligan headed up Fox television in 2001 for 9 months.
Arrest people based on looks? Everyone would be arrested at some point in their life if based on appearance matter.
Brian C. Mulligan is digging in for the battle of his professional
life: He wants Barry Diller’s job.
Mulligan is the mastermind behind oil tycoon Marvin Davis’ $13-
billion bid for control of Vivendi Universal’s studios, theme parks,
cable channels and recording labels. Associates say that Mulligan
could take the operational reins now held by Diller if a deal is
He once served as co-chairman of Universal Studios and chief
financial officer of Seagram Co. Last year, after only nine months on
the job, Mulligan left under duress as chairman of News Corp.’s Fox
Television, where he oversaw cable channels, TV stations and Fox
Insiders say he was unable to fit into the cutthroat, entrepreneurial
culture that is News Corp.’s trademark. From the beginning,
associates say, he was seen as an easy mark because he was new to the
TV business. His underlings waged a virtual mutiny, refusing to
return his phone calls and challenging his authority, according to
This will be settled before it's even filed.
Whatever length he wears his hair, and whatever his reasons for being wherever, there is NO JUSTIFICATION for deliberately beating a man’s face until he is barely recognizable as human.
Even less can the Thugs-N-Blu justify such a savage beating when they outnumbered their victim by a wide margin. Oh, don’t forget to factor in the fact that the savages doing the beating were also wearing body armor, armed, and also probably carried tasers.
Only when such Urban Ferals wearing county uniforms are thrown into prison for decades will such abuses stop.
PS Were these cops black or Hispanic? If so, the racism aspect will raise the settlement price and the jail time, one may hope.
I don’t see his photo on the website. can you give me a link to it.
if you scroll down on this site you will see a banker type picture
For some reason, that sounds better in German.
comments on TMZ keep bringing up the point..since when does LAPD take someone to a motel because they say they are tired.
And what kind of motel???????
Seedy , low rent, drug dealing motel or what????
I can’t figure out whether you forgot to put the “sarc” tag on your post or you’re crazier than all hell?
Obviously the corruptin in the LAPD is in the DNA and can’t be erased. Lower the standards get the worst.
Seems to me the cops were on the take and trying to get more than those few thousand.
“Appearances can reveal a lot about a personality. And what the hell was he doing out so late in a depressed neighborhood anyway?”
Sounds like a reasonable excuse for an assault...plus he didn’t have a dog with him that they could kill. Guess he was asking for it.
Hope they learn their lesson good and hard.
“I dunno”, said the officer, “When we asked how many cars he’d broken into, he confessed and kept saying, “nine, nine, nine” “.
This is still the United Staes of America. He doesn't need a reason.
Appearance is a solid reason to break somebody’s face 17 times? I sincerely hope you are not a police officer or in training to become one. Stories like this are the reason I strive to avoid all interaction with law enforcement personnel.
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And even if what he did was illegal, then the proper response would have been to arrest him immediately, handcuff him and book him at jail instead of stashing him in a hotel room. Right now my bet is that it was a little "off the books" civil forfeiture with his cash and the cops wanted to keep him out of the way but without a paper trail.
“He doesn’t need a reason.”
Apparently you haven’t gotten the memo.
You're right, he looks weird. That makes all the difference, its perfectly acceptable for the Police to beat the snot out of anyone who looks weird. You don't have a right to look weird in this country, wouldn't you say.
This is still the United Staes of America. He doesn’t need a reason.
And even if what he did was illegal, then the proper response would have been to arrest him immediately, handcuff him and book him at jail instead of stashing him in a hotel room.
The cops are simply following the lead of the President of the United States, the president doesent need a legeslative branch or judicial branch, he does all the jobs. The cops are now doing the same, they don’t need prisons, judges or juries, they can take care of all of it, so they do.
Until we starting treating cops that act as Judge, Jury and punishers as criminals and putting them in prison for a long time they will think it is ok to do these terrible things.
Even if the guy was there to buy dope it was not the job of the cops to punish him or judge him guilty of sometihg. You take him to a judge and let the court decide if he did something wrong or not. Innocent people go to jail all the time, they get out on bond, go to trial and are found innocent. They had the hasstle of having to defend themselves but were not “punished”. That is the way it is supposed to be in our society.
There is not much that is worse than a bad cop.
Maybe he went to the area to score some drugs. Doesn't matter. He wasn't doing anything but fitting a description. The cops (if entirely true) beat the crap out of him because he was there.
I usually stand on the side of police in any instance of brutality claims but I am sometimes very disappointed that I did.
I know the cops in my town take people to motels “as a courtesy” and the stand watch over them for several hours all the time. /s
The problem is that, by and large, these exceptional specimens are not drawn to the job. So in (far too) many cases, society is left with the kid who got picked on in high school, the megalomaniacs, the sadists, the bullies, the dorks who tried but failed to get into the military, and the insecure schmucks who don't feel adequate without a badge, a gun, and the ability to shoot you dead if they want to.
These untermensch will shoot your dog just because they can. They will immediately escalate any situation to critical mass in the hopes that they get to draw their taser, nightstick, or service sidearm.
They will lie like a Democrat (without provocation or need) just beacuse they can, and because it increases their sense of power and self-importance to do so. It reafirms how much "better" they are than the civilian scum they dispense their judgement upon.
Give me two minutes alone in a room with any of them. Please.
“Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the Bank”
He’s not a “banker”, he works for a bank.
He’s a marketing type, and I imagine that socially he swims in the culture that most of that type swim in - very Liberal, socially.
If the cops are right -
(? their position that - after searching him - Mulligan wanted to rest and that’s why they took him to a motel!!!!, does not hold water; they would have released him or taken him in at that point; and what’s their excuse for remaining for hours outside the motel room they dumped him in ???)
- I bet their bosses are hoping that the “resisting arrest” attempt of Mulligan, when they met him the second time, is on the camera of one of their cruisers. It might be their only evidence defending against whatever caused Mulligan’s injuries.
Sounds like Ambien side effects.
And therefore he should be kidnapped and pistol-whipped by a gang of rogue cops.
100% correct, and well said!
Police have a culture of corruption with impunity. And notice how the bootlickers here will excuse ANY police misconduct, no matter how obvious and outrageous — likely, they are beneficiaries of the system.
Just more junk mail. I rip 'em up and use 'em for firestarters.
The proof is in the pudding, simp. Shoot any family dogs lately?
Which of the Founding fathers would have approved beating a man unrecognizably because his personal appearance was less than 100% perfectly groomed?
At best, you forgot a sarc tag.
At worst, I hope you are not an LEO. If you are, you are desperately in need of a refresher course in Peelian principles.