These are the pictures of high-flyingÂ Deutsche Bank executive Brian Mulligan after he was allegedly beaten by policeÂ in Los Angeles.
Mulligan, who serves as the managing directorÂ and vice chairman of media for the powerful international bank, claims he was brutally attacked by theÂ LAPD, leaving him bruised, bloodied, and with lacerations across hisÂ face.
The grisly pictures show both before andÂ after he underwent facial surgeries for a nasal fracture, allegedly after theÂ beat-down.
Mulligan’s lawyers told TMZ that officers concluded the banking executive was notÂ under the influence of any drugs at the time of the alleged altercation.
They told the celebrity gossip website: ‘Mulligan had committed no violations of law and was not arrested. No drugs wereÂ found during a search of his person…and the officers found absolutely noÂ evidence of drugÂ use by Mulligan.’
According to an initial police report,Â Mulligan, 53, appeared ‘out of it’ after officers responded to 911 calls about aÂ man trying to break into people’s cars at a drive-thru in Highland Park.
Mulligan seemed to be ‘under the influenceÂ based on his behavior’, Lieutenant Andrew Neiman told MailOnline.
CBS LosÂ Angeles,Â citing a police report seen exclusivelyÂ by the station, reported that officers were told by Mulligan he wasÂ high on marijuana and had ingested ‘WhiteÂ Lightning,’ another term for bath salts, and had not slept for fourÂ days.
The bank executive was spotted wandering in aÂ confused state by passers-by on May 15, 2011 at around 10.40pm.
Due to his erratic behavior, officers calledÂ a senior officer to the scene, who carried out a drug evaluation.
There was no definitive evidence of aÂ controlled substance that the LAPD test for, according to the police spokesman.
Mulligan told officers he was ‘tired andÂ exhausted’ and asked to be escorted to his car so he could collect belongings toÂ go to the local Highland ParkÂ Motel.
When they reached the vehicle, there was aÂ large amount of money in the car, causing officers to call for back-up as isÂ protocol. Mulligan was then left at the motel by officers without furtherÂ incident.
Later that night at around 1am, the same officers who dropped Mulligan off at theÂ motel responded to reports of a man trying to get into vehicles.
They saw Mulligan in the street, running intoÂ oncoming traffic. Officers called himÂ back on to the sidewalk, but rather thanÂ comply, Mulligan assumed a‘combative stance’, striking martial artsÂ poses.
At that point, officers were forced to subdueÂ Mulligan adding that a ‘use of force then occurred’ before he wasÂ arrested.
The businessman’s injuries required him to beÂ admitted to hospital for facial lacerations and as many as 15 nasalÂ fractures.
Earlier this month Mulligan sued the LAPD forÂ $50million, saying that during the 2011 encounter he was battered by theÂ police.
According to the WallÂ Street Journal,Â the Deutsche Bank executive furtherÂ alleged that the LAPD officers in question wereÂ holding him hostage at theÂ motel where he was staying as a means toÂ steal the $5,000 he had on his personÂ at the time.
Mulligan’s lawyer Michael Flanagan told theÂ Journal that the officers stopped himÂ on a sidewalk in Los Angeles andÂ discovered $5,000 cash in his car.
At that point, Mr Flanagan said that hisÂ client was driven to a hotel and told he would be killed if he attempted toÂ leave.
When, after a few hours, Mulligan did try toÂ leave, Mr Flanagan said that police found him and beat himÂ mercilessly.
According to TMZ,Â Mulligan was booked for resisting arrestÂ as well as interfering with law enforcement.
The gossip website also reported that theÂ Deutsche exec suffered facial lacerations and as many as 15 nasalÂ fractures.
Lt Andrew Neiman saidÂ the Force Investigation Division hasÂ opened an inquiry into Mulligan’s arrest, adding that it will likely be a yearÂ before it is completed.
A spokesman for Deutsche Bank declined toÂ comment on the case, but said that Mulligan has since been to work since theÂ events in May.
The Wall Street Journal reported that theÂ magnate has been a financial backer in the entertainment industry, having workedÂ at Fox Television and Universal Pictures.