US v. Daquan Tyrek Brown
UNPUBLISHED PER CURIAM OPINION filed. Originating case number: 2:11-cr-00472-PMD-16 Copies to all parties and the district court/agency. . Mailed to: Daquan Tyrek Brown. [17-6583]
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UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS
FOR THE FOURTH CIRCUIT
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Plaintiff - Appellee,
DAQUAN TYREK BROWN, a/k/a Scutter, a/k/a Scutter P, a/k/a Keith Martin,
Defendant - Appellant.
Appeal from the United States District Court for the District of South Carolina, at
Charleston. Patrick Michael Duffy, Senior District Judge. (2:11-cr-00472-PMD-16)
Submitted: August 24, 2017
Decided: August 29, 2017
Before GREGORY, Chief Judge, and SHEDD and DIAZ, Circuit Judges.
Dismissed in part and affirmed in part by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Daquan Tyrek Brown, Appellant Pro Se. Sean Kittrell, Assistant United States Attorney,
Charleston, South Carolina, for Appellee.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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Daquan Tyrek Brown seeks to appeal the district court’s order denying his Fed. R.
Civ. P. 60(b) motion for reconsideration of the district court’s orders denying relief on his
28 U.S.C. § 2255 (2012) motion as well as a motion for modification of sentence, 18
U.S.C. § 3582(c) (2012). To the extent that Brown seeks to appeal the denial of relief as
to his § 2255 motion, the order is not appealable unless a circuit justice or judge issues a
certificate of appealability.
28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(1)(B) (2012).
A certificate of
appealability will not issue absent “a substantial showing of the denial of a constitutional
right.” 28 U.S.C. § 2253(c)(2) (2012). When the district court denies relief on the
merits, a prisoner satisfies this standard by demonstrating that reasonable jurists would
find that the district court’s assessment of the constitutional claims is debatable or wrong.
Slack v. McDaniel, 529 U.S. 473, 484 (2000); see Miller-El v. Cockrell, 537 U.S. 322,
336-38 (2003). When the district court denies relief on procedural grounds, the prisoner
must demonstrate both that the dispositive procedural ruling is debatable, and that the
motion states a debatable claim of the denial of a constitutional right. Slack, 529 U.S. at
We have independently reviewed the record and conclude that Brown has not
made the requisite showing. Accordingly, we deny a certificate of appealability and
dismiss the appeal as to the denial of § 2255 relief.
To the extent that Brown seeks to appeal the denial of reconsideration of the denial
of relief on his § 3582(c) motion, we have reviewed the record and find no reversible
error. Accordingly, we affirm as to the denial of § 3582(c) relief. We dispense with oral
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argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the
materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
DISMISSED IN PART; AFFIRMED IN PART
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