Reed v. Boone County Sheriff's Department et al
OPINION AND ORDER case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE; see order for specifics. Signed by Honorable Timothy L. Brooks on April 14, 2017. (rg)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
ROBERT THOMAS REED
CASE NO. 3:17-CV-03003
BOONE COUNTY SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT; and SHERIFF
OPINION AND ORDER
This is a civil rights case filed by the Plaintiff under the provisions of 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983. Plaintiff proceeds in forma pauperis and pro se. He is incarcerated in the
Ouachita River Correctional Unit of the Arkansas Department of Correction. At the times
at issue in this case , Plaintiff was incarcerated at the Boone County Detention Center.
By order (Doc. 8) entered on January 13, 2017 , Plaintiff was advised that the Boone
County Sheriff's Department could not be sued under§ 1983. He was given until January
31 , 2017 , to advise the Court if he wanted to substitute an individual or individuals in place
of the Sheriff's Department. He did not file a response to the order.
On March 14, 2017 , a show cause order (Doc. 10) was entered . Plaintiff was given
until April 3, 2017 , to show cause why this case should not be dismissed due to his failure
to prosecute this action and his failure to obey the order of the Court.
To date, Plaintiff has not responded to the show cause order (Doc. 10). He has not
requested an extension of time to respond. No mail has been returned as undeliverable.
For these reasons , th is case is DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE for failure to
prosecute this action and failure to obey B e orders of the Court. Fed. R. Civ. P. 41 (b) .
IT IS SO ORDERED on
this ~ day of
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