Gardner v. Calhoun County Sheriff's Office et al
MEMORANDUM OPINION, as set out, re Report and Recommendation. Signed by Judge Sharon Lovelace Blackburn on 1/5/15. (CTS, )
2015 Jan-06 AM 11:03
U.S. DISTRICT COURT
N.D. OF ALABAMA
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
KENNETH ALLEN GARDNER, SR.,
CALHOUN COUNTY SHERIFF’S
OFFICE, et. al.,
Case No: 1:12-cv-3993-SLB-TMP
This is a civil action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 filed by plaintiff, Kenneth A. Gardner, on
November 30, 2012, alleging that his constitutional rights were violated while incarcerated at Calhoun
County Jail, in Anniston, Alabama. In his pro se complaint, plaintiff names as defendants Officer
Williams, Lt. Abernathy, Sgt. Star and Sgt. Garlick. He contends that the defendants subjected him
to cruel and unusual punishment. As compensation for the alleged constitutional violation, plaintiff
seeks declaratory, injunctive and monetary relief. On December 5, 2014, the magistrate judge entered
a report and recommendation, recommending that the defendants’ motion for summary judgment be
granted and the case be dismissed with prejudice. No objections to the report and recommendation
have been filed.
Having carefully reviewed and considered de novo all the materials in the file, including the
report and recommendation, the court is of the opinion that the magistrate judge’s findings of fact
and conclusions of law are due to be and are hereby ADOPTED and his recommendation is
ACCEPTED. Therefore, the court EXPRESSLY FINDS that the motion for summary judgment
filed by the defendants is due to be GRANTED and the plaintiff’s claims are due to be DISMISSED
An appropriate order will be entered.
DATED this 5th day of January, 2015.
SHARON LOVELACE BLACKBURN
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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