Brian Mulligan has bee involved in a bizarre altercation involving bath salts and the LAPD. Check out the shocking details and photos here…
MailOnline — The media director for Deutsche Bank was high on bath salts during a bizarre altercation with the Los Angeles Police Department this May, a police report states. Brian Mulligan, who works as the Managing Director and Vice Chairman of Media and Telecommunications for the powerful German global bank, is suing the LAPD for $50million. But the police report notes that Mulligan, 53, admitted to being high on marijuana and had ingested ‘White Lightning,’ another term for bath salts.
CBS Los Angeles, citing the police report, said that Mulligan was ‘sweating profusely’ and ‘walking with an unsteady gate.’ He then randomly blurted out that he was high on marijuana and had not slept in four days, according to the report exclusively obtained by the news station. In addition, the bank executive allegedly confessed to have taken ‘White Lightning,’ a street name for the now-notorious bath salts, which had been linked several high-profile crimes of late. According to the report, Mulligan was being cooperative and seemed lucid. He even asked the officers to take him to the nearby Highland Park Motel. As CBS Los Angeles notes, the same officers who dropped him off at the motel returned hours later after responding to a traffic call.
That’s when they reportedly saw Mulligan in the street, running into oncoming traffic. The officers implored him to come back on the sidewalk, but rather than comply, Mulligan assumed a ‘combative stance’ and began to growl at the law enforcement officials. At that point, one officer said he had to subdue him, adding that a ‘use of force then occurred.’
Earlier this month, Mulligan filed a $50million claim against the police department, saying that during the May 2011 encounter, he was battered by the police. According to the Wall Street Journal, the Deutsche scion further alleges that the LAPD officers in question were holding him hostage at the motel where he was staying as a means to steal the $5,000 he had on his person at the time. Neither Mulligan nor Deutsche Bank immediately returned MailOnline’s requests for comment.
Mulligan’s lawyer Michael Flanagan told the Journal that the officers stopped him on a sidewalk in Los Angeles and discovered $5,000 cash in his car. At that point, Mr Flanagan said that his client was driven to a hotel and told he would be killed if he attempted to leave. When, after a few hours, Mulligan did try to leave, Mr Flanagan said that police found him and beat him mercilessly.
A spokesperson for the LAPD confirmed that two of its officers did take Mulligan to the motel, but because he said he was tired and needed to rest. The spokesperson said that the same two officers encountered him hours later trying to enter occupied cars in the middle of the street.
According to TMZ, Mulligan was booked for resisting arrest as well as interfering with law enforcement. The gossip website also reported that the Deutsche exec suffered facial lacerations and as many as 15 nasal fractures. Lt Andrew Neiman told Highland Park Patch that the Force Investigation Division has opened an inquiry into Mulligan’s arrest, adding that it will likely be a year before it is completed.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the magnate has been a financial backer in the entertainment industry, having worked at Fox Television and Universal Pictures.