The Media Director for one of the world's largest banks alleges that he was brutally beaten by LAPD Northeast Division Officers in May and is planning to sue the both the department and the city of Los Angeles for up to $100 million, TMZ.com reports.
According to TMZ, Brian Mulligan, Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for Deutsche Bank, was taken in custody by officers near a medical marijuana dispensary in Highland Park because he matched the description of a man who was attempting to break into cars in the area.
TMZ's report goes on to state that Mulligan was taken to a nearby hotel where he was left alone and told to wait for officers until they returned. After several hours of waiting, Mulligan attempted to leave the hotel. The report states that Mulligan was met by officers during his attempt to leave and was "beat[en] 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 lacerations to a point where he "barely looked human."
A few hours later, another suspect matching Mulligan's description was arrested in Highland Park while trying to pry open a car door. The Los Angeles County District Attorney declined to file any charges against Mulligan, who was arrested by LAPD on charges of resisting arrest and interfering with law enforcement.
Highland Park-Mount Washington Patch spoke to LAPD Northeast Captain Brian Pratt, who said he was aware of the incident. Pratt said Mulligan was arrested for "resisting an officer" and that "minor force was used in arresting him." He declined to comment further without first reading over the police report.