Jones v. Miller et al
TRANSFER ORDER finding that the interest of justice will best be served by transferring this action, the Clerk is hereby directed to immediately transfer this case to the USDC for the Western District of Arkansas, El Dorado Division. Signed by Chief Judge J. Leon Holmes on 6/25/12. (vjt)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BENJAMIN MUHAMMAD JONES,
No. 4:12CV00353 JLH
THOMAS MILLER, Sergeant,
Warren Police Department, et al.
Plaintiff, Benjamin Muhammad Jones, is a prisoner in the Maximum Security Unit of the
Arkansas Department of Correction. He has filed a pro se § 1983 Complaint alleging that Defendants
violated his constitutional rights during his October 2011 arrest in Warren, Arkansas, and
confinement in the Bradley County Jail. See docket entry #1.
The federal venue statute provides that, in a case that is not based on diversity jurisdiction,
venue is proper in the judicial district where “any defendant resides” or “a substantial part of the
events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred.” See 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). The events giving
rise to this action occurred in Bradley County. Similarly, the Defendants reside in Bradley County.
Bradley County is located in the El Dorado Division of the United States District Court for
the Western District of Arkansas. The Court concludes that the interest of justice will best be served
by transferring the case to that federal court. See 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a) (providing that the “district
court of a district in which is filed a case laying venue in the wrong division or district shall dismiss,
or if it be in the interest of justice, transfer such case to any district or division in which it could have
IT IS THEREFORE ORDERED THAT this case is IMMEDIATELY TRANSFERRED to
the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, El Dorado Division.
DATED this 25th day of June, 2012.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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