Bloomberg reports that the lawsuit, filed Wednesday in federal court in Los Angeles, seeks at least $20m in damages from the May 2012 confrontation with two police officers in the city’s Highland Park neighborhood. The police department, the city and officers James Nichols and John Miller were named as defendants, as well as the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
Mulligan alleges in the lawsuit that he was beaten so badly that he needed emergency surgery, falsely imprisoned in a motel and defamed in a press release. The lawsuit follows an administrative claim filed by Mulligan seeking as much as $50m in damages for mental and injuries that include 15 nasal fractures, a broken shoulder blade and post-traumatic stress.
'Brian Mulligan was brutally beaten by a predator wearing a badge and a uniform and then he was attacked and vilified in the press', Skip Miller, his attorney, said in an interview. 'He did nothing wrong and he has been devastated'. Mulligan’s administrative claim was rejected, he said.
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