Bledsoe v. McDowel et al
ORDER denying 18 Motion to Compel. Signed by Honorable Barry A. Bryant on October 11, 2016. (mll)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS
BILLY JOE BLEDSOE
Civil No. 4:16-cv-04057
OFFICER BOBBIE McDOWEL, Southwest
Arkansas Community Correction Center;
And WARDEN STEPHEN ARNOLD
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
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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