Rose v. Mississippi County Arkansas et al
ORDER ON MOTION TO COMPEL AND PROTECTIVE ORDER that designated records covered by this order shall remain confidential 69 . Signed by Magistrate Judge Joe J. Volpe on 12/30/2015. (lej)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
ARKANSAS; et al.
ORDER ON MOTION TO COMPEL
AND PROTECTIVE ORDER
Mr. Rose, through his counsel, seeks court intervention to compel the defense to provide the
names and contact information for any witnesses to the alleged excessive force incident and the Law
Enforcement Personality Assessment performed on Mr. Cummings. After consultation with counsel
for both sides, I now conclude:
The defense shall make best efforts to provide the names and contact information, if
known, of any witnesses of the November 15, 2013, events as alleged in the Complaint. The defense
shall provide this information by 5 p.m., Tuesday, January 5, 2016.
The defense shall also provide the Law Enforcement Personality Assessment
forthwith, subject to the following Protective Order.
The assessment is confidential and may be disclosed only to counsel, Mr. Glenn Lovett, Jr.,
Esq. At this time, the assessment will not be disclosed to or otherwise made available to any other
person, including Plaintiff, Gregory Rose. Should the trial judge deem the assessment to be
admissible, Plaintiff’s counsel shall seek guidance from the Court as to disclosure to Mr. Rose.
Counsel may disclose the assessment only to consulting experts who will be provided with
a copy of this Order and who will make no further disclosures by any means of either the records
themselves or the substance of the records absent an Order from this Court, and who will
acknowledge, in writing, receiving this Order and likewise be bound by the provisions of this
No additional copies of these records will be made or maintained except for copies made for
the use of consulting experts which copies will be marked “CONFIDENTIAL PURSUANT TO
COURT ORDER” and which will be destroyed or returned to counsel for Defendant along with a
certification of destruction or return upon the termination of this litigation.
The parties will, to the degree possible, avoid making any filing with the Court which would
entail the potential disclosure of the assessment or the substance thereof. If these records, or any
portion thereof, are made part of any filing with the Court either by way of motion, pleading or other
filing, the records or portions thereof will be filed under seal and the filing party will file with the
Court two copies of the motion or pleading, one of which will be solely for the Court and marked
accordingly, and the other redacted to remove any references to the records or the contents thereof.
At the conclusion of this litigation either by way of settlement, verdict or other disposition,
all copies of this assessment in the possession of counsel for Plaintiff or any consulting expert to
whom the records were provided in accordance with this Order will either be destroyed or returned
to counsel for Defendant along with a certification of destruction or return.
Any violation of this Order will be deemed contempt of court and subject the violator or
violators to such sanctions as the Court may deem appropriate upon application for the imposition
These records will remain confidential pursuant to this Protective Order unless the Court
orders, for good cause shown, the de-designation of any or all of the records as “Confidential.” If
only partial de-designation is sought, the remaining entries or records as to which de-designation is
not sought will remain confidential pursuant to this Protective Order. The party seeking de2
designation of any or all the records covered by this Protective Order will have the burden of
demonstrating good cause as to why the records should not remain confidential pursuant to this
IT IS SO ORDERED this 30th day of December, 2015.
JOE J. VOLPE
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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