Graphic Photo Shows Bloody Facial Injuries Bank Exec Says He Got in Beating By LAPD Officers
A graphic photo showing the bloodied, injured face of Deutsche Bank executive Brian Mulligan was released online, and purports to show the results of a beating at the hands of the Los Angeles Police Department.
The image was posted today by TMZ, who have already come to a verdict in favor of Mulligan: "There's no doubt [Mulligan] was beaten to a pulp by the LAPD," asserts the site, citing the images as evidence.
Here is the photo, as published by TMZ:
Mulligan, 52, claims the cops forced him into a motel room and beat him up. The cops say Mulligan was suspected in recent troublemaking, and was injured during a fairly routine arrest.
The April incident involved Mulligan matching the description of a man reportedly trying to break into cars near a fast food restaurant in Highland Park. Police say they confronted Mulligan, who was possibly on drugs, who asked to be taken to a motel to rest. Later, police say they received another call about a man on the streets who again matched Mulligan's description, and then encountered a more crazed Mulligan, who had left the motel and who approached them aggressively.Mulligan contends he was left at the motel and escaped out of fear he was being set up.
The police report indicates Mulligan told the cops he had ingested both marijuana and bath salts, and had been severely depressed and was suffering from lack of sleep. The LAPD maintain they took Mulligan to the motel at his request, and that he took a "combative stance" towards the officers, even raising his hand like a claw, baring his teeth, and snarling at them.
Now there are cries of an LAPD cover-up. Attorneys for Mulligan, J. Michael Flanagan and Valerie Wass, told TMZ:
"The two officers who inflicted the injuries on Mulligan subsequently concocted a police report in an attempt to justify their use of excessive and deadly force and to obtain a filing of criminal charges against Mulligan."
While Mulligan has filed a $50 million claim against the LAPD and the City of Los Angeles, the LAPD have opted to not file charges against Mulligan.