Simonson v. Stanislaus County Sheriff's Department et al
ORDER OF TRANSFER. Signed by Judge Jon S. Tigar on March 1, 2016. (Attachments: # 1 Certificate/Proof of Service)(wsn, COURT STAFF) (Filed on 3/1/2016)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
CRAIG ERICK SIMONSON,
Case No. 16-cv-00745-JST (PR)
ORDER OF TRANSFER
STANISLAUS COUNTY SHERIFF'S
DEPARTMENT, et al.,
United States District Court
Northern District of California
Plaintiff, an inmate at the Public Safety Center in Modesto, California, has filed a pro se
civil rights complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against the Stanislaus County Sheriff’s Department
and two of its officers. Stanislaus County is within the venue of the Eastern District of California,
and the witnesses apparently would be found in the Eastern District of California as that is the
location of the acts or omissions complained of by plaintiff. No defendant is alleged to reside in,
and none of the events or omissions giving rise to the complaint occurred in, the Northern District.
Venue therefore would be proper in the Eastern District of California, and not in this one. See 28
U.S.C. § 1391(b).
Accordingly, in the interest of justice and pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a), this action is
TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Eastern District of California. In view
of the transfer, the Court will not rule upon plaintiff’s pending motion to proceed in forma
pauperis (Docket No. 2).
The Clerk shall transfer this matter.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
Dated: March 1, 2016
JON S. TIGAR
United States District Judge
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