Smith v. Cook et al
ORDER finding that service is appropriate for Defendants Octavious Bailey, Officer Melvin, and Alonzo Cummings. The Clerk of Court shall prepare summons and the U.S. Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the 4 Amended Complaint and summons on Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 10/10/2014. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JOSEPH SCOTT SMITH
DALE COOK, et al.
Plaintiff has submitted an Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 4) pursuant to the Court’s
September 26, 2014 Order (Doc. No. 3). Having reviewed the Amended Complaint for screening
purposes only,1 it now appears to the Court that service is appropriate with respect to Plaintiff’s
allegations of excessive force against Defendants Bailey, Melvin and Cummings. Accordingly,
IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendants Octavious
Bailey, Officer Melvin, and Alonzo Cummings. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for
the Defendants and the United States Marshal is hereby directed to serve a copy of the Amended
Complaint (Doc. No. 4) and summons on Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or
IT IS SO ORDERED this 10th day of October, 2014.
JEROME T. KEARNEY
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
The Prison Litigation Reform Act requires federal courts to screen prisoner complaints
seeking relief against a governmental entity, officer, or employee. 28 U.S.C. Sect. 1915A(a).
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