Former Deutsche Bank media banker Brian Mulligan’s civil rights lawsuit alleging that Los Angeles Police Department officers beat and illegally detained him should be dismissed, one of the officers said.
Bloomberg reports that police reasonably detained Mulligan when he matched a call describing attempted car and home break-ins, and after he 'openly admitted that he was under the influence of drugs', officer James Nichols, one of the defendants in the case, said in a filing last week in federal court in Los Angeles.
The lawsuit seeks at least $20m in damages from the May 2012 confrontation in the city’s Highland Park neighborhood. Mulligan claimed he was falsely imprisoned in a motel and brutally beaten.
'The story is so far fetched that it boggles the mind', lawyers for Nichols said in the filing.
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