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Ex-banker's 'bath salts' beating case against LAPD headed to jury
Ex-banker's 'bath salts' beating case against LAPD headed to jury

Jurors are scheduled to begin deliberating Friday in the excessive force and civil rights case of Brian Mulligan, a former co-chairman of Universal Pictures, against the Los Angeles Police Department. The onetime Deutsche Bank vice chairman suffered multiple nose fractures, a broken shoulder blade and a bloody scalp after two officers took him into custody in Highland Park in May 2012, he says. Mulligan's attorney, Louis “Skip” Miller, said Thursday in closing arguments that his client's testimony and medical evidence show he was struck in the face with a baton by officer James Nichols. A baton also was used to break Mulligan's shoulder blade as his...

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