Coit v. Zavaras et al
MINUTE ORDER granting in part and denying in part 47 Pro Se Incarcerated Plaintiffs Motion to Require Defendants to Answer Amended Prisoner Complaint and Provide Promised Transcription from C.I.D. Investigation Jay Kirby's Meeting with Plaintiff, as set forth in the order, by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe on 10/23/2012.(mjwcd)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 12–cv–00609–WYD–MJW
ARISTEDES ZAVARAS, Director of the Colorado Department of Corrections,
JAMES WELTON, Director C.I.D.,
LARRY REID, L.V.C.F.,
ROBERT CANTWELL, Director of Prison,
LLOYD WAIDE, L.V.C.F.,
MICHAEL DUSSART, L.V.C.F.,
C.I.D. DENNIS HOUGNON, Pueblo,
C.I.D. COLIN CARSON, D.W.C.F.,
JANE/JOHN DOE-DOE, #1&2 (Who Took Legal Supreme Court Mail), D.W.C.F.,
Dr. P. FRANTZ,
JANE/JOHN DOE-DOE, #3 (Who Took 2 Cubic Feet Legal Box), D.W.C.F.,
Entered by Magistrate Judge Michael J. Watanabe
It is hereby ORDERED that the Pro Se Incarcerated Plaintiff’s Motion to Require
Defendants to Answer Amended Prisoner Complaint and Provide Promised
Transcription from C.I.D. Investigation Jay Kirby’s Meeting with Plaintiff (docket no. 47)
is GRANTED IN PART AND DENIED IN PART as follows.
The subject motion (docket no. 47) is GRANTED as to the copies of the audio
recordings. Defendants shall provide to the Pro Se Incarcerated Plaintiff copies of the
audio recordings on or before November 23, 2012.
The remainder of the subject motion (docket no. 47) requesting the “other
discovery” is DENIED. The “other discovery” requested as outlined in the subject
motion (docket no. 47) is protected at this stage of the proceedings by the “deliberative
process privilege” a/k/a the “executive privilege,” “governmental privilege,” and “official
information privilege.” See City of Colo. Springs v. White, 967 P.2d 1042 (Colo. 1998).
There is still an open investigation into the Pro Se Incarcerated Plaintiff’s allegations of
sexual assault and to disclose this “other discovery” that is in the possession of Mr.
Kirby, as outlined in the subject motion (docket no. 47), could compromise this
Finally, the portion of the subject motion (docket no. 47) as to requiring the
Defendants to file an Answer to Plaintiff’s Amended Prisoner Complaint is also DENIED
since the Defendants have filed a Motion to Dismiss Pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P.
12(B)(6) in part (docket no. 81) in lieu of an Answer and such motion (docket no. 81) is
pending and not yet ripe for ruling.
Date: October 23, 2012
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