Hicks v. Brooks et al
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS 6 and dismissing the case with prejudice, for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. The 9 Motion to Appoint Counsel filed by Olajuwon Hicks is denied as moot. This dismissal constitutes a "strike," and the Court certifies that an ifp appeal would not be taken in good faith. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 3/5/12. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
W. BROOKS, et al.
The Court has received proposed findings and recommendations from United States
Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney.
After a review of those proposed findings and
recommendations, and the timely objections received thereto, as well as a de novo review of the
record, the Court adopts them in their entirety with the exception that the Court finds that
Plaintiff’s complaint of January 3, 2011 contains allegations that Plaintiff suffered physically from
being placed in a strip cell for three days. However, these allegations do not rise to the level of
unnecessary and wanton infliction of pain which is necessary to state a claim of cruel and unusual
punishment prohibited by the Eighth Amendment.
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that Plaintiff’s Complaint against Defendants is
DISMISSED with prejudice, for failure to state a claim upon which relief may be granted.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that this dismissal constitutes a “strike” within the meaning
of the PLRA.
The Court hereby certifies that an in forma pauperis appeal from an Order and Judgment
dismissing this action would not be in good faith, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). Plaintiff’s
Motion for Appointment of Counsel is dismissed as moot (#9).
An appropriate Judgment shall accompany this Order.
IT IS SO ORDERED this
5 day of March , 2012.
JAMES M. MOODY
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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