Police: Man on Bath Salts Took ‘Combative Stance’ And ‘Growled’ At Them

Last Updated on June 2, 2020 by

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 $50 million.

But the police report notes that Mulligan, 53, admitted to being high on marijuana and had ingested bath salts.  CBS Los Angeles, citing the police report, said that Mulligan was ”˜sweating profusely’ and ”˜walking with an unsteady gate.’  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.

Later on, 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 ‘arched his back’ 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.  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 then said that the same two officers encountered him hours later trying to enter occupied cars in the middle of the street.

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.

Source: New York Daily News