Williams v. Smith et al
JUDGMENT, adopting 43 Report and Recommendations, and entering judgment in favor of Akin Williams against Jimmy Smith in the amount of $500.00 in compensatory damages, $1.00 in nominal damages, with court costs in the amount of $350.00. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on November 29, 2012. (cap)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
Civil No. 4:10-cv-4144
OFFICER JIMMY SMITH
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed October 31, 2012, by the
Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
(ECF No. 43). Pursuant to the provisions of 42 U.S.C. § 1983, Plaintiff alleges in his Complaint that
he was subjected to excessive force by Defendant Officer Jimmy Smith. After conducting an
evidentiary hearing, Judge Bryant recommends that judgement be entered against Defendant Jimmy
Smith and that Plaintiff be awarded $1.00 in nominal damages and $500.00 in compensatory
damages. Judge Bryant further recommends that Defendant Jimmy Smith be required to pay the
court filing fee of $350.00 that was assessed against Plaintiff. The parties have not filed objections
to the Report and Recommendation, and the time to object has passed. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1).
Therefore, the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation in toto.
Judgment is hereby entered against Defendant Jimmy Smith, and Plaintiff is hereby awarded
$1.00 in nominal damages and $500.00 in compensatory damages. If all or any portion of the filing
fee has been paid through deductions from Plaintiff’s inmate account, the Clerk is directed to refund
the funds to Plaintiff.
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 29th day of November, 2012.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Hon. Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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