Lawrence Wilder, Sr. v. Howard County Police Departmen

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UNPUBLISHED UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT No. 09-1313 LAWRENCE WILDER, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. HOWARD COUNTY POLICE DEPARTMENT; WILLIAM MCMAHON, JOHN SUPERMAN, Officer; UNKNOWN OFFICERS AND AGENTS, Defendants - Appellees. Chief; Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of Maryland, at Baltimore. J. Frederick Motz, District Judge. (1:09-cv-00298) Submitted: August 20, 2009 Decided: August 24, 2009 Before WILKINSON and Senior Circuit Judge. MICHAEL, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Dismissed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Lawrence Verline Wilder, Sr., Appellant Pro Se. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit. PER CURIAM: Lawrence Wilder filed a complaint against the Howard County Police Department and named and unnamed officers, alleging violations of his civil rights. entered an order granting Wilder leave to The district court proceed in forma pauperis, denying without prejudice his motion for appointment of counsel, and placing his case on inactive status pending resolution of cases Wilder has on the court's active docket. Wilder seeks to appeal, challenging the denial of appointment of counsel. This court may exercise jurisdiction only over final orders, 28 U.S.C. 1291 (2006), and certain interlocutory and collateral 54(b); (1949). orders, v. 28 U.S.C. 1292 Indus. (2006); Loan Fed. R. Civ. U.S. P. 541 Cohen Beneficial Corp., 337 Because the claim Wilder seeks to raise on appeal is not immediately appealable, we dismiss the appeal for lack of jurisdiction. counsel. legal before We deny Wilder's motion for appointment of We dispense with oral argument because the facts and are and adequately argument presented not in aid the the materials decisional contentions the court would process. DISMISSED 2

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