Golston v. Enfinger, et al. (INMATE1)
OPINION. An appropriate judgment will be entered. Signed by Honorable Judge Myron H. Thompson on 5/12/2015. (dmn, )
IN THE DISTRICT COURT OF THE UNITED STATES FOR THE
MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA, NORTHERN DIVISION
MATTHEW ENFINGER, C.O. I,
and KERRY WILLIAMS,
CIVIL ACTION NO.
Pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, plaintiff Anthony
Golston, a state inmate, filed this lawsuit against two
correctional officers, claiming that defendant Matthew
defendant Kerry Williams urged Enfinger to beat him and
failed to protect him from Enfinger.
This lawsuit is
United States Magistrate Judge, after an evidentiary
“Whenever any party files a timely and specific
objection to a finding of fact by a magistrate, the
district court has an obligation to conduct a de novo
As the use of the phrase de novo implies,
the district court's consideration of the factual issue
must be independent and based upon the record before
the court....” LoConte v. Dugger, 847 F.2d 745, 750
(11th Cir. 1988) (citation omitted).
The court has conducted an independent and de novo
review of the record, including a transcript of the
Based on this review, the court concludes
that Golston’s objections should be overruled and the
magistrate judge’s recommendation should be adopted.
An appropriate judgment will be entered.
DONE, this the 12th day of May, 2015.
/s/ Myron H. Thompson____
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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