Correa v. Yuma Police Department

Filing 4

ORDER denying without prejudice 3 Plaintiff's Motion for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis. Within 30 days of the date this Order is filed, Plaintiff must either pay the $350 filing fee or file a complete Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and a certified six-month trust account statement. If Plaintiff fails to comply, the Clerk of Court must enter a judgment of dismissal without prejudice. The Clerk of Court must mail Plaintiff a court-approved form for filing an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Non-Habeas). Signed by Judge Robert C Broomfield on 3/25/11.(TLJ)

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--MEA Correa v. Yuma Police Department Doc. 4 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL WO IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA Danuel Correa, Plaintiff, vs. Yuma City Police Department, Defendant. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) No. CV 11-545-PHX-RCB (MEA) ORDER Plaintiff Danuel Correa, who is confined in the Yuma County Detention Center in Yuma, Arizona, has filed a pro se civil rights Complaint pursuant to 42 U.S.C. 1983 and an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Doc. 3). Because the Application to Proceed is deficient, the Court will deny it and will give Plaintiff 30 days to pay the fee or file a complete Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. I. Payment of Filing Fee When bringing an action, a prisoner must either pay the $350.00 filing fee in a lump sum or, if granted the privilege of proceeding in forma pauperis, pay the fee incrementally as set forth in 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(1). An application to proceed in forma pauperis requires an affidavit of indigence and a certified copy of the inmate's trust account statement for the six months preceding the filing of the Complaint. 28 U.S.C. 1915(a)(2). An inmate must submit statements from each institution where he was confined during the six-month period. Dockets.Justia.com 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL Id. To assist prisoners in meeting these requirements, the Court requires use of a form application. LRCiv 3.4(a). If a prisoner is granted leave to proceed in forma pauperis, the Court will assess an initial partial filing fee of 20% of either the average monthly deposits or the average monthly balance in Plaintiff's account, whichever is greater. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(1). An initial partial filing fee will only be collected when funds exist. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(4). The balance of the fee will be collected in monthly payments of 20% of the preceding month's income credited to an inmate's account, each time the amount in the account exceeds $10.00. 28 U.S.C. 1915(b)(2). II. Application Fails to Comply With Statute Plaintiff has used the court-approved form for seeking to proceed in forma pauperis when filing a habeas action, not the court-approved form for seeking to proceed in forma pauperis when filing a non-habeas action. Plaintiff, therefore, has not completed the "Consent to Collection of Fees from Trust Account" section of the proper application, which must be filled out, signed, and dated. The proper "Certificate of Correctional Official as to Status of Applicant's Trust Account" section is also not completed, and Plaintiff has not submitted a certified six-month trust account statement. In light of these deficiencies, the Court will deny the Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. Plaintiff will be permitted 30 days to either pay the $350.00 filing fee or file a complete Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis. III. Warnings A. Address Changes Plaintiff must file and serve a notice of a change of address in accordance with Rule 83.3(d) of the Local Rules of Civil Procedure. Plaintiff must not include a motion for other relief with a notice of change of address. Failure to comply may result in dismissal of this action. .... .... -2- 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 JDDL B. Copies Plaintiff must submit an additional copy of every filing for use by the Court. See LRCiv 5.4. Failure to comply may result in the filing being stricken without further notice to Plaintiff. C. Possible Dismissal If Plaintiff fails to timely comply with every provision of this Order, including these warnings, the Court may dismiss this action without further notice. See Ferdik v. Bonzelet, 963 F.2d 1258, 1260-61 (9th Cir. 1992) (a district court may dismiss an action for failure to comply with any order of the Court). IT IS ORDERED: (1) Plaintiff's Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Doc. 3) is denied without prejudice. (2) Within 30 days of the date this Order is filed, Plaintiff must either pay the $350.00 filing fee or file a complete Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis and a certified six-month trust account statement. (3) If Plaintiff fails to either pay the $350.00 filing fee or file a complete Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis within 30 days, the Clerk of Court must enter a judgment of dismissal of this action without prejudice and without further notice to Plaintiff. (4) The Clerk of the Court must mail Plaintiff a court-approved form for filing an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (Non-Habeas). DATED this 25th day of March, 2011. -3-

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