Jerrick Atkinson v. Brandon Thomas, et al


Opinion issued by court as to Appellant Jerrick Atkinson. Decision: Vacated and Remanded. Opinion type: Non-Published. Opinion method: Per Curiam. The opinion is also available through the Court's Opinions page at this link

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Case: 15-14039 Date Filed: 02/14/2017 Page: 1 of 2 [DO NOT PUBLISH] IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE ELEVENTH CIRCUIT ________________________ No. 15-14039 Non-Argument Calendar ________________________ D.C. Docket No. 5:14-cv-00294-MTT-MSH JERRICK ATKINSON, Plaintiff - Appellant, versus COMMISSIONER, GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS, WARDEN, MACON STATE PRISON, BRANDON THOMAS, CO I- CERT, Macon State Prison, CAROL FOWLER, Intake, ID Supervisor, Macon State Prison, Defendants - Appellees. ________________________ Appeal from the United States District Court for the Middle District of Georgia ________________________ (February 14, 2017) Case: 15-14039 Date Filed: 02/14/2017 Page: 2 of 2 Before HULL, MARCUS, and EDMONDSON, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM: In this Eighth Amendment case for an alleged painful injury, we vacate the grant of summary judgment for Defendant Thomas. Viewed in the light most favorable to Plaintiff, the evidence shows that Plaintiff’s arm could be observed to be already in a sling at the time of the occurrence underlying the claim, Plaintiff gave spoken notice to the Defendant officer about Plaintiff’s recent shoulder surgery, and Defendant said expressly that he cared “nothing about” Plaintiff’s shoulder before setting on Plaintiff. In the light of this evidence and the other now-assumed circumstances of this case, we conclude that a jury could find for Plaintiff on this record. VACATED and REMANDED. 2

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