His: Los Angeles police officers stopped him while he was trying to buy sleeping aids at a pharmacy, forced him to take a sobriety test, searched him and his car, where they found $3,000 in cash. The officers proceeded to handcuff him and take him to a motel, where they “warned him not to leave, lest he end up dead.” He attempted to escape but “ran into the police officers, who hit him on the head and broke his shoulder blade,” in addition to telling him, “You’re going to die tonight of a heroin overdose.” While he “previously used a legal drug known as bath salts,” he was not high on bath salts on the night in question. Theirs: He was high on fucking bath salts…you know, bath salts, as in the drug that makes people eat faces?
Denise Zimmerman, an attorney representing the city and Nichols’ partner, officer John Miller, told jurors both officers testified Mulligan was never hit with a baton in the head and the only witnesses who said he was were Mulligan and his two paid experts. “Brian Mulligan was in the midst of a drug-induced psychosis on the night of May 15, 2012,” she said, noting he told officers he had taken bath salts four days before. Zimmerman said much of the night’s events were made up by Mulligan. “It was like Mr. Toad’s Wild Ride,” she said.
Also please enjoy this Law and Order moment from Mulligan’s attorney, Louis “Skip” Miller:
Miller questioned Nichols’ testimony that he never took his baton out of his police cruiser and he never used it that night. “Sure looks used to me,” Miller said, holding up the worn-looking weapon.
No further questions.