Zaiza v. Guthrie, et al.
ORDER ADOPTING 12 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS and ORDER for Action to Proceed Only on Cognizable Claim and That All Other Claims and Defendants be Dismissed signed by Chief Judge Lawrence J. O'Neill on 3/22/2017. (Jessen, A)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
JOSE ROBERTO ZAIZA,
CASE No. 1:16-cv-01862-LJO-MJS (PC)
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR ACTION TO
PROCEED ONLY ON COGNIZABLE
EIGHTH AMENDMENT CLAIM AND
THAT ALL OTHER CLAIMS AND
DEFENDANTS BE DISMISSED
C. GUTHRIE, et al.,
(ECF Nos. 1, 12)
Plaintiff is a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
rights action brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. The matter was referred to a United
States Magistrate Judge pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302 of the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of California.
On January 30, 2017, the Court screened Plaintiff’s complaint and found that it
states a cognizable Eighth Amendment excessive force claim for damages against
Defendant Guthrie, but no other cognizable claims. (ECF No. 10.) Plaintiff was ordered
to file an amended complaint or notify the Court in writing if he wished to proceed only on
the cognizable claim. (Id.) Plaintiff responded that he does not intend to amend and
instead wishes to proceed with the cognizable claim. (ECF No. 11) Accordingly, on
February 28, 2017, the Magistrate Judge issued findings and recommendations for the
action to proceed only on the Eighth Amendment excessive force claim against
Defendant Guthrie, and for all other claims and defendants to be dismissed. (ECF No.
12.) Plaintiff filed no objections.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(C), the Court has
conducted a de novo review of this case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the
Court finds the findings and recommendations to be supported by the record and by
Accordingly, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. The Court adopts in full the findings and recommendations filed February
28, 2017 (ECF No. 12);
2. This action shall proceed only against Defendant Guthrie on a claim for
damages for excessive force in violation of the Eighth Amendment;
3. All other claims and defendants are dismissed from this action for failure to
state a claim; and
4. The matter is referred back to the Magistrate Judge for further
IT IS SO ORDERED.
/s/ Lawrence J. O’Neill _____
March 22, 2017
UNITED STATES CHIEF DISTRICT JUDGE
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