Charles Windham v. Rodriguez et al
FINDINGS and RECOMMENDATIONS that Certain Claims and Defendant Davey Be Dismissed and that this Action Proceed Against Defendant Rodriguez for Excessive Force, signed by Magistrate Judge Stanley A. Boone on 10/17/16. Referred to Judge Ishii. Objections to F&R Due Within Thirty Days. (Gonzalez, R)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
Case No. 1:16-cv-00979-AWI-SAB-PC
FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
THAT CERTAIN CLAIMS AND
DEFENDANT DAVEY BE DISMISSED
AND THAT THIS ACTION PROCEED
AGAINST DEFENDANT RODRIGUEZ FOR
C. RODRIGUEZ, et al.,
OBJECTIONS DUE IN THIRTY DAYS
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
19 § 1983. This matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
20 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On September 19, 2016, the Court screened Plaintiff’s July 8, 2016, complaint and found
22 that Plaintiff stated a cognizable claim against Defendant Correctional Officer (C/O) Rodriguez
23 for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment. (ECF No. 9)
The Court found that
24 Plaintiff failed to state any other cognizable claims against the other defendant, Warden Davey.
25 Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a); Ashcroft v. Iqbal, 556 U.S. 662, 678 (2009); Bell Atlantic v. Twombly, 550
26 U.S. 544, 555 (2007); Hebbe v. Pliler, 627 F.3d 338, 342 (9th Cir. 2010). The Court ordered
27 Plaintiff to either file an amended complaint curing the deficiencies identified or notify the Court
28 that he is willing to proceed only on his cognizable claim. On October 13, 2016, Plaintiff filed a
1 notice stating that he does not intend to amend and is willing to proceed only on the claim found
2 by the Court to be cognizable. (ECF No. 10.) The Court will therefore recommend dismissal of
3 the remaining claims and Defendant Davey. See Lopez v. Smith, 203 F.3d 1122, 1127 (9th Cir.
4 2007)(court should identify the deficiencies in the complaint and grant Plaintiff opportunity to
5 cure deficiencies prior to dismissal).
Accordingly, IT IS HEREBY RECOMMENDED that:
This action proceed on Plaintiff’s claim of excessive force against Defendant C/O
Defendant Warden Davey be dismissed for failure to state a claim upon which
relief could be granted; and
Plaintiff’s claims of denial of medical care, free exercise of religion, access to
courts, and deprivation of property be dismissed for failure to state a claim
upon which relief could be granted.
These findings and recommendations will be submitted to the United States District
15 Judge assigned to the case, pursuant to the provision of 28 U.S.C. §636 (b)(1)(B). Within thirty
16 (30) days after being served with these Finding and Recommendations, the parties may file
17 written objections with the Court. The document should be captioned “Objections to Findings
18 and Recommendations.”
The parties are advised that failure to file objections within the
19 specified time may result in the waiver of rights on appeal. Wilkerson v. Wheeler, 772 F.2d F.3d
20 834, 838-39 (9th Cir. 2014)(citing Baxter v. Sullivan, 923 F.2d 1391, 1394 (9th Cir. 1991)).
IT IS SO ORDERED.
October 17, 2016
UNITED STATES MAGISTRATE JUDGE
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