Jenkins et al v. City of Richmond

Filing 344

ORDER RE: 342 LETTER FROM COUNSEL. Signed by Judge Edward M. Chen on 9/19/2011. (emclc2S, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 9/19/2011)

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1 2 3 4 5 UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT 6 NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA 7 8 JAMES JENKINS, et al., 9 Plaintiffs, v. 11 For the Northern District of California United States District Court 10 CITY OF RICHMOND, 12 No. C-08-3401 EMC ORDER RE: LETTER FROM COUNSEL Defendant. ___________________________________/ (Docket No. 342) 13 14 The Court is in receipt of a letter from Plaintiff Brown’s counsel requesting the Court’s 15 assistance to secure an evidentiary hearing for Plaintiff Brown, who was allegedly “improperly 16 demoted from the rank of Captain and suspended effective May 27, 2010.” Docket No. 342 at 1. 17 The Court has detailed three methods through which it may provide assistance to the parties 18 in their ongoing disputes regarding investigations. “If any federal plaintiff believes an investigation 19 is conducted for retaliatory basis, he may (1) seek leave to amend the complaint to add said 20 allegation(s), and/or (2) move for interim injunction relief, and/or (3) seek to reopen limited 21 discovery in connection with (1) or (2). Plaintiff, however, must make a substantial showing to 22 warrant relief.” Order, Docket No. 341, at 3 ¶ 12(f); see also Order, Docket No. 337, at 2. Absent a 23 formal motion, however, the Court will not intervene. 24 25 IT IS SO ORDERED. Dated: September 19, 2011 26 27 28 _________________________ EDWARD M. CHEN United States District Judge

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