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Deutsche Bank executive ‘bared his teeth, adopted a martial arts stance and snarled at officers in middle of traffic’ amid claims ‘he was high on bath salts’

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By Beth Stebner

PUBLISHED:17:03 EST, 23  August 2012| UPDATED:20:30 EST, 23 August 2012


Altercation: Vice chairman of Deutsche Bank Brian  Mulligan snarled at LAPD officers and struck martial arts poses while appearing  ‘out of it’

A Deutsche Bank director ran through traffic  and struck martial arts poses during a bizarre altercation with Los Angeles  police, authorities said.

Brian Mulligan, 53, appeared ‘out of  it’  after officers responded to 911 calls about a man trying to break into  people’s cars at a drive-thru in Highland Park.

Mulligan seemed to be ‘under the influence  based on his behavior’, Lieutenant Andrew Neiman told MailOnline.

CBS Los  Angeles,  citing a police seen exclusively by the  station, reported that officers were told by Mulligan he was high on marijuana and had ingested ‘White Lightning,’ another term for bath salts, and had not slept for four days.

The bank executive was spotted wandering in a  confused state by passers-by on May 15, 2011 at around 10.40pm.

Due to his erratic behavior, officers called  a senior officer to the scene, who carried out a drug evaluation.

There was no definitive evidence of a  controlled substance that the LAPD test for, according to the police spokesman.

Mulligan told officers he was ‘tired and  exhausted’ and asked to be escorted to his car so he could collect belongings to  go to the local Highland Park  Motel.

When they reached the vehicle, there was a  large amount of money in the car, causing officers to call for back-up as is  protocol. Mulligan was then left at the motel by officers without further  incident.

Later that night at around 1am, the same officers who dropped Mulligan off at the  motel responded to reports of a man trying to get into vehicles.


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Lawsuit: The bank magnate is suiting the LAPD for  $50million after the altercation left him with nasal fractures and other  injuries

They saw Mulligan in the street, running into  oncoming traffic. Officers called him  back on to the sidewalk, but rather than  comply, Mulligan assumed a‘combative stance’, striking martial arts  poses.

At that point, officers were forced to subdue  Mulligan adding that a ‘use of force then occurred’ before he was arrested.

The businessman’s injuries required him to be  admitted to hospital for facial lacerations and as many as 15 nasal fractures.

Earlier this month Mulligan sued the LAPD for  $50million, saying that during the 2011 encounter he was battered by the  police.

According to the Wall  Street Journal,  the Deutsche Bank executive further  alleged 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.

He said, she said: Police officers said they found  Mulligan walking near this Los Angeles-area Jack-in-the-Box
Held hostage? Police say that he requested to be taken  to the Highland Park Motel to rest, but his lawyer claims he was held hostage  there

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.

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 said  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

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