Obamas v. Godfrey et al
ORDER declining to adopt 7 Report and Recommendations and granting 8 Motion to Amend/Correct, as set forth. Signed by Honorable P. K. Holmes, III on January 9, 2014. (lw)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
FORT SMITH DIVISION
BISHMAEL H OBAMAS
Case No. 2:13-CV-02246
MIKE GODFREY, Sheriff, Polk County, Arkansas;
DEPUTY SCOTT SAWYER; MS. VICKI, Chief
Jailer, JAILER MR. DEWAYNE
Before the Court is a report and recommendation (Doc. 7) by Chief United States Magistrate
Judge James R. Marschewski. Also before the Court are Plaintiff Bishmael H. Obamas’ objections
(Doc. 9), which were also filed as a motion to amend complaint (Doc. 8).
The Magistrate recommends dismissal of this action due to the running of the applicable
statute of limitations. Mr. Obamas originally alleged in his amended complaint (Doc. 5), that the
relevant events complained of occurred in 2009. Mr. Obamas now states that the dates in his
amended complaint were incorrect, and he moves to amend his complaint to reflect that the events
occurred in 2011. Mr. Obamas also attaches grievance letters to the Polk County Sheriffs
Department, which purport to show that they were sent in 2011 and 2012.
“The court should freely give leave [to amend] when justice so requires.” Fed. R. Civ. P.
15(a)(2). Taking as true Mr. Obamas’ statement that the dates in the amended complaint were
erroneous, the Court declines to adopt the report and recommendation (Doc. 7) of the Magistrate,
and GRANTS Mr. Obamas’ motion to amend complaint (Doc. 8).
The Clerk of Court is directed to file Mr. Obamas’ motion (Doc. 8) as his second amended
complaint. The Clerk of Court is further directed to re-refer this matter to the Magistrate for
consideration of the second amended complaint.
IT IS SO ORDERED this 9th day of January, 2014.
s/P. K. Holmes, III
P.K. HOLMES, III
CHIEF U.S. DISTRICT JUDGE
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