Posted: Jan 22, 2014 4:45 PM
Updated: Jan 22, 2014 4:45 PM
LOS ANGELES (AP) A Los Angeles policeman denies he beat a former bank executive with a baton during a bizarre encounter that ended with broken bones.
James Nichols took the stand Wednesday in Brian Mulligan's $20 million excessive force lawsuit.
Mulligan claims officers with batons broke his nose and shoulder in an unprovoked attack.
Nichols said he hadn't used his baton in 13 years on the force.
Mulligan, a one-time Deutsche Bank executive, testified earlier that he'd repeatedly used the drug mix known as "bath salts" but not on the night of his 2012 encounter with police.
However, Nichols said Mulligan was acting bizarrely and told the officer he hadn't slept since taking the drug four days earlier.