Purnell v. Hunt et al
ORDER ADOPTING 10 Findings and Recommendations Recommending that this Action Proceed only on Claim Against Defendant Hunt for Excessive Force in Violation of the Fourth Amendment signed by District Judge Dale A. Drozd on 04/26/2021. Luper (Officer), Carter (Officer) and Garcia-Peralta (Officer) terminated. (Flores, E)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
GEORGETTE G. PURNELL,
N. HUNT, et al.,
No. 1:20-cv-01759-NONE-EPG (PS)
ORDER ADOPTING FINDINGS AND
THAT THIS ACTION PROCEED ONLY ON
CLAIM AGAINST DEFENDANT HUNT FOR
EXCESSIVE FORCE IN VIOLATION OF
THE FOURTH AMENDMENT
(Doc. No. 10)
Plaintiff Georgette G. Purnell is proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis in this civil
rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. This action proceeds on plaintiff’s complaint against
defendants N. Hunt, Luper, Garcia-Peralta, and Carter for alleged violation of plaintiff’s rights
after an automobile collision. This matter was referred to a United States Magistrate Judge
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1)(B) and Local Rule 302.
On April 8, 2021, the assigned magistrate judge issued findings and recommendations
recommending that this action proceed on plaintiff’s claim against defendant N. Hunt for
excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment; that plaintiff’s claims against defendants
Luper, Garcia-Peralta and Carter for excessive force in violation of the Fourth Amendment be
dismissed, without prejudice; and that all other claims in plaintiff’s complaint be dismissed, with
prejudice. (Doc. No. 10.) Those findings and recommendations were served on the plaintiff and
contained notice that any objections thereto were to be filed within fourteen (14) days after
service. (Id. at 4.) No objections have been filed, and the deadline to do so has expired.
In accordance with the provisions of 28 U.S.C. § 636 (b)(1)(C), this court has conducted a
de novo review of the case. Having carefully reviewed the entire file, the court concludes that the
magistrate judge’s findings and recommendations are supported by the record and by proper
1. The findings and recommendations issued on April 8, 2021, (Doc. No. 10), are adopted in
2. This action shall proceed on Plaintiff’s claim against defendant N. Hunt for excessive
force in violation of the Fourth Amendment;
3. Plaintiff’s claims against defendants Luper, Garcia-Peralta and Carter for excessive force
in violation of the Fourth Amendment are dismissed, without prejudice; and
4. All other claims in Plaintiff’s complaint are dismissed, with prejudice
IT IS SO ORDERED.
April 26, 2021
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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