Reel v. Dexter et al
ORDER directing Plaintiff to file an Amended Complaint containing the specified information within thirty days of the entry of this Order. Plaintiff is reminded that if he fails to timely and properly do so, this case will be dismissed, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2). Signed by Magistrate Judge J. Thomas Ray on 11/12/2015. (jak)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Crittenden County Detention Center, et al.
Plaintiff, William Reel, is a prisoner in the Crittenden County Detention Center.
He has filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants violated his
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. § 1915A(a). The Court must dismiss a complaint or a portion thereof if the
prisoner has raised claims that: (a) are legally frivolous or malicious; (b) fail to state
a claim upon which relief may be granted; or (c) seek monetary relief from a
defendant who is immune from such relief. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b). When making this
determination, a court must accept the truth of the factual allegations contained in the
complaint, and it may consider the documents attached to the complaint. Ashcroft v.
Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009); Reynolds v. Dormire, 636 F.3d 976, 979 (8th Cir.
Plaintiff alleges that, on May 20, 2015, Defendants Dexter and Payne used
excessive force against him and that unspecified jailors failed to provide him with
adequate medical care for his injuries. Doc. 2. The Court needs further information
to complete § 1915A screening.
Thus, Plaintiff must file, within thirty days of the entry of this Order, an
Amended Complaint clarifying: (1) how he was injured during the May 20, 2015
altercation, what medical care he received for those injuries, how that care was
constitutionally inadequate, the names of the individuals who failed to provide him
with adequate medical care, and how each of those individuals failed to provide him
with adequate medical care; (2) whether he was a pretrial detainee or convicted
prisoner on May 20, 2015; (3) how Defendants Voudren, Coleman, Allen, Thomas,
and Bonner were each personally involved in each constitutional violation; and (4)
why he has named Defendants in both their individual and official capacities.
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT:
Plaintiff must, within thirty days of the entry of this Order, file an
Amended Complaint containing the specified information.
Plaintiff is reminded that if he fails to timely and properly do so, this case
will be dismissed, without prejudice, pursuant to Local Rule 5.5(c)(2).
Dated this 12th day of November, 2015.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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