Jackson v. Moody et al (INMATE 2)

Filing 10

OPINION. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 9/21/2015. (wcl, )

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IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, SOUTHERN DIVISION DENNIS ALLEN JACKSON, JR., ) ) Plaintiff, ) ) v. ) ) OFFICER MOODY, et al., ) ) Defendants. ) CIVIL ACTION NO. 1:15cv568-MHT (WO) OPINION Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff, a state prisoner, filed this excessive-force lawsuit contending that defendant Officer Moody needlessly caused a police dog to bite and injure him. This lawsuit is now before the court on the recommendation of the United States Magistrate Judge that plaintiff’s claims be dismissed against two other defendants: Department and the K-9 Unit. to the recommendation. the Dothan Police There are no objections After an independent and de novo review of the record, the court concludes that the magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted because neither defendant is a legal entity that is subject to plaintiff suit wishes for § to 1983 amend purposes. his However, complaint to if name additional officers in the K-9 Unit or Dothan Police Department whom he wishes to hold responsible defendants, he may request leave to do so. An appropriate judgment will be entered. DONE, this the 21st day of September, 2015. /s/ Myron H. Thompson UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE as

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