Bledsoe v. McDowel et al

Filing 20

ORDER denying 18 Motion to Compel. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on October 11, 2016. (mll)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS TEXARKANA DIVISION BILLY JOE BLEDSOE v. PLAINTIFF Civil No. 4:16-cv-04057 OFFICER BOBBIE McDOWEL, Southwest Arkansas Community Correction Center; And WARDEN STEPHEN ARNOLD DEFENDANTS ORDER Plaintiff proceeds in this 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action pro se and in forma pauperis. Currently before the Court is Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel. ECF No. 18. Defendants have filed a response to the Motion. ECF No. 19. Plaintiff entitled his Motion as a “Motion to Suppress All Evedience”. ECF No. 18. After reviewing the Motion, the clerk’s office docketed the pleading as a motion to compel in light of Plaintiff’s allegations in his Complaint relating to excessive force and sexual assault. ECF No. 1. Before seeking court intervention, the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure require Plaintiff to first confer or attempt to confer with the defendants to obtain the requested information. Fed. R. Civ. P. 37(a)(2)(B) and Local Rule 7.2(g). Plaintiff should send a letter to defense counsel stating exactly what information he is seeking and try to resolve any issues before seeking a court ruling. Accordingly, Plaintiff’s Motion to Compel (ECF No. 18) is DENIED. IT IS SO ORDERED this 11th day of October 2016. /s/ Barry A. Bryant________ HON. BARRY A. BRYANT UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE  

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