Acklin v. Underwood et al

Filing 6

ORDER finding that service is appropriate for the Defendants Christian Underwood, Donald Crittenden, Roy Peters, and Shawn Hunt. The Clerk of the Court shall prepare summons for the Defendants and the United States Marshal is directed to serve a copy of the Amended Complaint, 5 , and summons on Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore. Signed by Magistrate Judge Jerome T. Kearney on 12/21/2015. (jak)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS JONESBORO DIVISION JAMES ACKLIN, ADC #550238 v. PLAINTIFF 3:15CV00376-DPM-JTK CHRISTIAN UNDERWOOD, et al. DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff has submitted an Amended Complaint (Doc. No. 5) pursuant to the Court’s December 1, 2015 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 excessive force claims against Defendants. Accordingly, IT IS, THEREFORE, ORDERED that service is appropriate for the Defendants Christian Underwood, Donald Crittenden, Roy Peters, and Shawn Hunt. 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. 5) and summons on Defendants without prepayment of fees and costs or security therefore. IT IS SO ORDERED this 21st day of December, 2015. __________________________________ JEROME T. KEARNEY UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE 1 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). 1

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