LAPD Beating Lawsuit, Jury Rules Against Banker

    January 24, 2014
    Tina Volpe
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Former Banker and Hollywood executive, Brian Mulligan who claimed excessive force during an arrest in May 2012, sued two Los Angeles police officers John Miller and John Nichols for a cool $20 million dollars.

According to authorities, Mulligan was seen running (on foot) into traffic on a busy street in Los Angeles. When officers responded to the call, Mulligan was erratic, and resisted when officers tried to restrain him to get him into their car.

Mulligan claimed he suffered multiple nose fractures; a broken shoulder blade and a bloody head after the officers arrested him, but officers claim they were dealing with a man who was abusive, violent and high on bath salts.

According to WebMD: The effects [of bath salts] can include agitation, paranoia, hallucinations, chest pain, increased pulse, high blood pressure, and suicidal thinking/behavior.

Officer John Miller of the LAPD was cleared by a jury on Friday, and said afterward that he was relieved by the verdict.

“This means the world to me,” said Officer John Miller, his mother standing near him. “I am extremely relieved. This is the first time anything like this has happened to me as an officer.”

Miller went on to say, “I am happy the truth came out. We couldn’t say anything for months…. We knew the truth and we just wanted to get it out. The reason I was so fluid on the witness stand was I was speaking the truth.”

The plaintiff, Brian Mulligan had a top-notch legal team, however, according to Officer Miller and his attorney, they couldn’t change the truth.

After the verdict was read, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck made a brief statement to The Times.

“My thanks to the city attorney for their masterful presentation and to the jury for their thoughtful deliberation,” Beck said. “The decision was just. ”

The other officer in the lawsuit, John Nichols is on leave pending disciplinary hearings in another case. That case led to another lawsuit from a former police informant, claiming Nichols and another officer forced her to have sex.

The LA City Council agreed to pay $575,000 to settle this lawsuit, even though Nichols denied any wrongdoing.

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  • JL

    I work in a courtroom. I promise you — that when the police are involved —- the truth never comes out. Who does all the paper work? The police. Who is the DA connected to? The police. Who is the judge connected to? The police.

    Look at the over a half million dollar settlement the county had to pay to the woman who pressed charges when the very same cop in this case was claimed to rape her. Counties don't pay out that much money if they are innocent.

    So you have one cop implicated in a beating and in another case a rape.

    Please. Cops are guilty as sin. I promise you this.

    • gino

      Being that you work in a court room I find it laughable that you are so naive. Police departments are parts of their respective municipalities. Lawsuits are guided by more than one factor. The biggest factor is always MONEY. Another factor is LIABILITY. Municipalities are businesses. They have bank accounts and budgets, they employ people and pay them salaries, etc… If a municipality can settle a lawsuit for a small price where they have minimal liability they often do so… It's business.