Polk v. Does et al
ORDER ADOPTING 10 Partial Report and Recommendations and dismissing plaintiff's claims against Pulaski County, F.G. Villines, III, Doc Holladay, Joe Gardner, Randy Morgan, Shawn Smith, Sargent Brawley, and Sargent Clark without prejudice, and dismissing his claim against the Pulaski County Detention Facility with prejudice. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 7/11/11. (kpr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
CASE NO. 4:11CV00383 JMM
DOES, ET AL.
The Court has received the Partial Recommended Disposition from Magistrate Judge
Beth Deere. For the reasons stated below, the Court finds the objection to be without merit.
Plaintiff’s Amended Complaint alleges that Sargent M. Sanders used excessive force
against him when she sprayed him with a chemical agent. The Magistrate Judge found that
Plaintiff failed to allege that Defendant Pulaski County had a custom or policy that resulted in
his injury and recommended the dismissal of the claim against Pulaski County without prejudice.
The Magistrate Judge’s recommendation also dismissed Plaintiff’s claims against various other
defendants without prejudice and the claim against Pulaski County Detention Center with
Plaintiff filed a Motion to Amend his complaint and a timely objection. Plaintiff objected
to the dismissal of Pulaski County only. He contends that his amended complaint will correct
his deficient pleading as to Pulaski County.
In Plaintiff’s Motion to Amend/Correct he seeks to amend his complaint to state that
“Defendant Pulaski County has an unconstitutional “Policy” in place prohibiting inmates from
possessing “ink pens,”, (See INMATE HANDBOOK, previously exhibited (Ex. B) at page 18;
“NO INK PENS ALLOWED”) which runs contrary to its policy at page 14 establishing
“ACCESS TO THE COURS” as a “BASIC INMATE RIGHT”. . ..” See Doc. No. 14.
Plaintiff’s proposed amended to his complaint does not cure the deficiency found in his
allegations concerning the alleged use of excessive force by Defendant Pulaski County.
After careful review of the recommendation, the timely objections received thereto, as
well as a de novo review of the record, the Court concludes that the Partial Recommended
Disposition should be, and hereby is, approved and adopted as this Court’s findings in all
Plaintiff’s claims against Pulaski County, F.G. Villines, III, Doc Holladay, Joe Gardner,
Randy Morgan, Shawn Smith, Sargent Brawley, and Sargent Clarke are dismissed without
prejudice. His claim against the Pulaski County Detention Facility is dismissed with prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 11
day of July, 2011.
James M. Moody
United States District Judge
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