Estes v. Burnside et al
ORDER granting 3 Motion to Dismiss Party. Accordingly, Defendant Lawrence County Jail is DISMISSED from this case. Signed by Judge Billy Roy Wilson on 8/8/2011. (jct)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DAVID BURNSIDE, Individually and in his
Official Capacity as Police Officer for the City
of Walnut Ridge, Arkansas, et al.
Pending is separate Defendant Lawrence County Jail’s Motion to Dismiss (Doc. No. 3).
Because the Lawrence County Jail is not a legal entity subject to suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983,1
the Motion is GRANTED. Accordingly, Defendant Lawrence County Jail is DISMISSED from
IT IS SO ORDERED this 8th day of August, 2011.
/s/Billy Roy Wilson
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
Owens v. Scott County Jail, 328 F.3d 1026, 1027 (8th Cir. 2003) (“[C]ounty jails are not
legal entities amenable to suit.”); De La Garza v. Kandiyohi County Jail, 18 F. App’x 436 (8th
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