The truthfulness of many bankers was questioned following the 2008 financial collapse. The tales some of them wove unraveled as they drove the collapse of the financial system. So, what do you get when you cross a user of bath salts with a banker who seeks a payday from the City of Los Angeles? Meet Brian Mulligan – the man best known for his day job as a high-powered banker with Deutsche Bank. Less known about Mulligan is that he, by his own admission, was a frequent user of "bath salts," a substance that causes euphoric sensations and violent delusions.
Mulligan brought himself to the public eye recently with a wild, lurid lawsuit against the LAPD. As recounted in John Miller's report on the CBS evening news, Mulligan’s story reads like a bad screenplay rejected by Fox TV or Universal Pictures, where he had previously been an executive. As detailed by Richard Winton Los Angeles Times, Mulligan accused LAPD officers of detaining him on May 15, 2012, forcing him into a low rent motel, threatening him with death if he left, and then beating him severely when he fled. "Bath salts lead to delusion, and as in this case, bizarre lawsuits," said Tyler Izen, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
"Hopefully, now that the truth is coming out, instead of continuing to spend his money on lawyers and trying to weave a fictitious tale of abuse at the hands of the LAPD, Mulligan will seek the substance abuse treatment he so clearly needs."