Kinney v. Brazelton, et al.
ORDER APPROVING Additional Redactions signed by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Seng on 2/28/2017. (Sant Agata, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CASE NO. 1:14-cv-00503-AWI-MJS (PC)
ORDER APPROVING ADDITIONAL
(ECF NO. 101)
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding in forma pauperis and with counsel in this
civil rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The action proceeds against
Defendant Flores on Plaintiff’s Eighth Amendment claims. The matter is before the
Court on a discovery dispute between the parties.
Following a January 13, 2017 conference, the Court ordered that certain
documents be produced to Plaintiff’s counsel, some of them pursuant to a protective
order. (ECF No. 97.) The Court specified permissible redactions to those documents.
Defendant sought to redact additional material. (ECF No. 101.) The request was granted
in part and denied in part. (ECF No. 109.) In addition, the Court reserved its ruling on
some of the requested redactions pending Defendant’s submission of same for in
camera review. (Id.)
On February 27, 2017, Defendant submitted his proposed additional redactions,
along with an index of the proposed redactions for the Court’s review. (See ECF No.
The Court finds that Defendant’s additional proposed redactions seek to remove
references that would reflect whether non-parties were considered co-subjects of the
investigation by the Office of Investigative Affairs as well as information regarding these
individuals’ rights in relation to their OIA interviews. The Court finds that the redactions
are both minimal and unrelated to any matter of relevance to this action. Accordingly, the
redactions are HEREBY APPROVED, without prejudice to Plaintiff’s right to move the
Court to release such information upon a showing of good cause for same.
Defendant’s obligation to provide the redacted materials to Plaintiff remains
stayed pending the District Judge’s ruling on Defendant’s objections. (See ECF No.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 28, 2017
Michael J. Seng
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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