Charles v. Otts et al

Filing 3

ORDER directing the Clerk to immediately transfer this case to the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division. Signed by Judge James M. Moody on 10/23/08. (bkp) [Transferred from ared on 10/24/2008.]

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF ARKANSAS WESTERN DIVISION JAMES CHARLES ADC #96467 V. FREDDIE OTTS, et al. ORDER Plaintiff filed a pro se Complaint (docket entry #2) under 42 U.S.C. 1983 on October 21, 2008, along with an Application to Proceed In Forma Pauperis (#1). On May 13, 2008, Plaintiff was accused of sexually assaulting another inmate. Plaintiff alleges that his Due Process and Eighth Amendment rights were violated as a result of the investigation into the alleged assault. According to Plaintiff's Complaint, it appears the wrongful acts he complains of arose during his incarceration in the Ouachita River Correctional Unit ("ORCU"), which lies in the Western District of Arkansas. Several of the Defendants are ORCU employees. The interests of justice would be best served by transferring this case to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, under 28 U.S.C. 1406(a) and 28 U.S.C. 1391(e). The Clerk of the Court is directed to transfer Plaintiff's case immediately to the United States District Court for the Western District of Arkansas, Hot Springs Division, CASE NO. 4:08CV03760 JMM/BD D EFENDANTS PLAINTIFF 100 Reserve Street, Room 347, Hot Springs, Arkansas 71902-6486. IT IS SO ORDERED this 23rd day of October, 2008. ________________________________ UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE 2

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