Lewis v. Ward
ORDER ADOPTING REPORT AND RECOMMENDATIONS re 20 Report and Recommendations; granting in part and denying in part 12 Motion to Dismiss. See Order for specifics. Signed by Honorable Susan O. Hickey on January 27, 2014. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
DON EARL LEWIS
Civil No. 4:12-cv-4139
Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed December 18, 2013, by the
Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas.
(ECF No. 20). Judge Bryant recommends that Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 12) be
granted in part and denied in part.
Judge Bryant recommends that the claims relating to
Defendant withholding and covering up evidence in the investigation of Plaintiff’s criminal case
should be dismissed with prejudice. However, Judge Bryant recommends that Plaintiff’s claims
relating to the taking of his DNA should remain. On January 21, 2014, Plaintiff filed objections
to Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation. (ECF No. 24). After reviewing the record de
novo, the Court adopts Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation as its own.
Rather than objecting to the Report and Recommendation, Plaintiff appears to agree with
Judge Bryant. Plaintiff states that he “agrees with the Court’s decision . . . regarding . . . the
taking of his DNA.” Plaintiff further states he “also agrees with the Court’s decision in relation
to [his] claims against Defendant regarding the allegations that Defendant withheld and covered
Therefore, the Court adopts Judge Bryant’s Report and Recommendation. (ECF No. 20).
Accordingly, Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss (ECF No. 12) should be and hereby is GRANTED
IN PART and DENIED IN PART. Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss is GRANTED as to the
claims relating to Defendant withholding and covering up evidence in the investigation of
Plaintiff’s criminal case, and the claims are therefore DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.
Defendant’s Motion to Dismiss is DENIED as to Plaintiff’s claims relating to the taking of his
IT IS SO ORDERED, this 27th day of January, 2014.
/s/ Susan O. Hickey
Susan O. Hickey
United States District Judge
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