Bloomberg reports that two days before the May incident, the Hollywood banker told a Glendale police officer he believed people were following him, possibly by helicopter, according to the recording. Mulligan said he had used bath salts, a paranoia-inducing stimulant, about 20 times and as recently as two weeks earlier.
'I know this is going to sound crazy, but I feel like there are people following me', Mulligan told an officer at the department’s headquarters. 'I feel like there was a chopper. Do you hear a chopper ?'
The bank executive has filed an administrative claim seeking as much as $50m in damages against Los Angeles, alleging officers beat and illegally detained him on May 15. The claim is a necessary step before filing a lawsuit.
Mulligan’s conversation with Glendale, California, police was taped and later turned over to Los Angeles authorities, said Glendale police spokesman Thomas Lorenz, who confirmed the accuracy.
There was no trace of bath salts or other intoxicants in Mulligan’s system when he was tested at a hospital after the beating, according to his attorney, Louis R. Miller.
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