A judge ruled Thursday that former Deutsche Bank executive Brian Mulligan can move forward with his lawsuit and take two LAPD officers to trial, over claims they beat Mulligan in 2012.
Mulligan is seeking $20 million in damages. His claims of negligent supervision and false imprisonment will be heard at a trial on Jan. 21.
According to court documents, police stopped Mulligan on May 15, 2012 and gave him a field sobriety test, which he passed. Police say that Mulligan then confessed to taking bath salts. Officers searched Mulligan’s car and found $3,000 cash, and then drove him to a motel, where he was ordered to stay until morning.
Mulligan believed he was being set up, and left the motel. He alleges that he then ran into the officers, who beat him severely, breaking his nose in 15 spots.
In addition to being the vice chairman for Deutsche Bank, Mulligan once also served as co-chairman of Universal Studios and chief financial officer of Seagram Co.
One of the officer’s named in the suit is on leave for unrelated allegations that he coerced women to have sex or face arrest. Mulligan’s attorney, Skip Miller, say those allegations form the basis for Mulligan’s negligent supervision claim.
Additional reporting by the Associated Press