Harrelson v. Saline County Jail et al
ORDER directing the Clerk to issue summons for Deputy Bell and deliver it along with a copy of the 1 complaint, 13 amended complaint, and this Order to the U.S. Marshal for service. Signed by Chief Judge D. P. Marshall Jr. on 11/15/2023. (jak)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
JAMES BELL, Deputy, Saline
County Sheriff's Office
Harrelson has, as directed, filed an amended complaint. That
pleading describes his injuries. To evaluate whether Harrelson has
stated a claim, the Court will screen Harrelson's complaint and
amended complaint together. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e).
Harrelson was stopped by Deputy Bell 1n February 2020.
According to Harrelson, Deputy Bell sicced his K9 on both Harrelson
and his passenger with no warning. The dog bit Harrelson' s arm,
which required life-saving surgery. He seeks damages, explaining that
he is permanently disfigured and can't work as a plumber anymore
because he can't move his arm much.
Harrelson has pleaded a
plausible individual-capacity excessive force claim against Deputy Bell.
Kingsley v. Hendrickson, 576 U.S. 389, 396-97 (2015).
The Court directs the Clerk to issue summons for Deputy Bell and
deliver it, along with a copy of the complaint, amended complaint, and
this Order, to the United States Marshal for service. The Marshal must
serve these papers on Deputy Bell by restricted delivery, return receipt
requested at the Saline County Sheriff's Office. Harrelson does not
have to prepay the fees and costs or security.
D.P. Marshall Jr.
United States District Judge
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