Mitchell v. Brown
ORDER directing Mitchell to file an amended complaint in thirty days. His failure to comply with this Order could result in the dismissal of his deliberate-indifference claims. Signed by Magistrate Judge Beth Deere on 4/20/2016. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 3:16-CV-103-JLH-BD
Plaintiff Ronald Mitchell, an inmate in the Crittenden County Detention Center,
filed this lawsuit without the help of a lawyer under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. (Docket entry #1)
In his complaint, Mr. Mitchell raises an excessive-force claim against Defendant Brown.
Mr. Mitchell also complains about not receiving medical care after the alleged excessive
force incident but he does not identify the individuals responsible for failing to respond to
his medical needs.
If Mr. Mitchell wants to pursue his deliberate-indifference claim, he must identify
the individual who was personally involved in failing to give him medical care and
explain how he was injured by the alleged lack of, or delay in receiving, medical care.
Clemmons v. Armontrout, 477 F.3d 962, 967 (8th Cir. 2007) (“Liability under section
1983 requires a causal link to, and direct responsibility for, the deprivation of rights.) Mr.
Mitchell also must clarify whether he is suing the Defendant Brown in his personal
capacity, his official capacity, or both official and personal capacities.
Mr. Mitchell has thirty days to file an amended complaint. His failure to comply
with this Order could result in the dismissal of his deliberate-indifference claims. Local
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 20th day of April, 2016.
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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