Mosley v. Stewart
ORDER ADOPTING 10 FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS for Action to Proceed on Cognizable Excessive Force Claims Against Individual Defendants and to Dismiss Official Capacity Claims with Prejudice, signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 02/12/2018. (Martin-Gill, S)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
S. STEWART, et al.,
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND
RECOMMENDATION FOR ACTION TO
PROCEED ON COGNIZABLE EXCESSIVE
FORCE CLAIMS AGAINST INDIVIDUAL
DEFENDANTS AND TO DISMISS
OFFICIAL CAPACITY CLAIMS WITH
(Doc. No. 10)
Plaintiff Quincy Mosley (“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 November 22, 2017, the assigned magistrate judge screened plaintiff’s complaint and
found that it states cognizable claims under the Eighth Amendment against defendants Stewart,
Ventura, and Castillo in their individual capacities, but that plaintiff’s official capacity claim for
damages was barred by the Eleventh Amendment. (Doc. No. 10.) The magistrate judge
recommended that plaintiff proceed on the cognizable claims identified in the screening order,
and that the official capacity claims be dismissed. No objections to the findings and
recommendations have been filed, and the objection period set forth therein has passed.
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 proper analysis.
Based on the foregoing, it is ordered that:
1. The court adopts the findings and recommendations, filed November 22, 2017
(Doc. No. 10), in full;
2. Plaintiff shall proceed on his Eighth Amendment claims for monetary damages
against defendants Ventura, Castillo, and Stewart in their individual capacities;
3. Plaintiff’s official capacity claims are dismissed with prejudice.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
February 12, 2018
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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