Futrell v. Mississippi County Sheriff's Department
ORDER granting 13 Motion to Dismiss. This case is dismissed with prejudice. Signed by Chief Judge Brian S. Miller on 2/27/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
TYRONE LEE FUTRELL, SR.
CASE NO. 3:13CV00139 BSM
MISSISSIPPI COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT
Defendant Mississippi County Sheriff’s Department’s motion to dismiss [Doc. No.
13] is granted, and this case is dismissed with prejudice.
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 12(b)(6) permits dismissal when the plaintiff fails to
state a claim upon which relief can be granted. To meet the 12(b)(6) standard, a complaint
must sufficiently allege facts that will entitle the plaintiff to the relief sought. See Ashcroft
v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 663 (2009). Although detailed factual allegations are not required,
threadbare recitals of the elements of a cause of action, supported by mere conclusory
statements, are insufficient. Id.
Plaintiff Tyrone Lee Futrell filed this Title VII lawsuit, claiming that defendant did
not hire him because he is a black man. The crux of his complaint appears to be that several
white officers were hired instead of him. Pl.’s Compl. at 3. Defendant’s motion is granted
because Futrell has failed to state a claim upon which relief may be granted. While Futrell
claims he was discriminated against, the only facts he pleads in support of his claim is that
white officers were hired. Additionally, Futrell appears to be a frivolous filer. On the same
day he filed this complaint, Futrell filed six other cases in this district, most of which claim
discrimination based on failure to receive a phone call from the hiring entity. Four of those
cases have already been dismissed. See Futrell v. Imperial Security, Case No. 3:13CV00140
SWW (dismissed for failure to state a claim); Futrell v. Gosnell Police Dep’t, 3:13CV00143
DPM (dismissed for failure to state a claim); Futrell v. Craighead Cnty. Sheriff’s Dep’t,
3:13CV00145 DPM (dismissed for failure to state claim); Futrell v. Osceola Police
Department, 3:13CV00144 BSM (dismissed for failure to state a claim); Futrell v. Arkansas
Northeastern College, 3:13CV00141 KGB; Futrell v. Bono Police Dep’t, 3:13CV00142 JLH.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 27th day of February 2014.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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