Kelly v. City of Dallas, et al

Filing 920080819

Opinion

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IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED No. 07-11217 Conference Calendar August 19, 2008 Charles R. Fulbruge III Clerk WILLIAM KELLY, JR Plaintiff-Appellant v. CITY OF DALLAS; CITY COMMISSIONER'S COURT; JASON LE CARTER, Sued individually and in official capacity; CRAIG MARTIN REDDEN, Sued individually and in official capacity; JOHN E LARSEN, Sued individually and in official capacity; DALLAS COUNTY; DALLAS COUNTY COMMISSIONERS COURT; LUPE VALDEZ, Dallas County Sheriff sued individually and in official capacity; MALLYIS MAULDIN, Dallas Medical Dr. sued individually and in official capacity; UNKNOWN NURSES; DAVID M KUNKLE, Dallas City Police Chief sued individually and in official capacity; SHERIFF DEPUTIES OF DALLAS COUNTY JAIL, Sued individually and in official capacity Defendants-Appellees Appeal from the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas USDC No. 3:07-CV-1510 Before GARZA, CLEMENT, and SOUTHWICK, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. * No. 07-11217 William Kelly, Jr. Texas prisoner # 559442, moves this court to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) on appeal from the district court's dismissal of his 42 U.S.C. 1983 complaint. The district court dismissed the complaint as barred by the applicable statute of limitations. The district court also denied Kelly's request to proceed IFP on appeal, certifying that the appeal was not taken in good faith. Kelly's IFP motion is a challenge to the district court's certification that his appeal is not taken in good faith. See Baugh v. Taylor, 117 F.3d 197, 202 (5th Cir. 1997). However, Kelly does not address the district court's reasons for dismissing his 1983 complaint. Because he fails to identify any error in the district court's analysis, any such argument is abandoned. See Brinkmann v. Dallas County Deputy Sheriff Abner, 813 F.2d 744, 748 (5th Cir. 1987). Kelly has not shown that he will present a nonfrivolous issue on appeal. See Howard v. King, 707 F.2d 215, 220 (5th Cir. 1983). Accordingly, the motion for leave to proceed IFP is denied, and the appeal is dismissed as frivolous. See Baugh, 117 F.3d at 202 n.24; 5TH CIR. R. 42.2. Both the district court's dismissal of the complaint and this court's dismissal of the appeal count as strikes under 28 U.S.C. 1915(g). Kelly has one previous strike. See Kelly v. Dallas Co. Sheriffs and Medical Dep't, No. 3:95-CV0062-P (N.D. Tex. May 28, 1996). Because Kelly has accumulated three strikes, he is barred from proceeding IFP in any civil action or appeal filed while he is incarcerated or detained in any facility unless he "is under imminent danger of serious physical injury." 1915(g). IFP MOTION DENIED; APPEAL DISMISSED; 28 U.S.C. 1915(g) BAR IMPOSED. 2

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