Robbins v. City of Manitou Springs et al
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying without prejudice leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 1/7/15. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-02739-GPG
CITY OF MANITOU SPRINGS,
MANITOU SPRINGS POLICE DPT.,
STATE OF COLORADO,
JASON BLOUNT, and
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff, Demian Robbins, is an inmate at the Boulder County Jail in Boulder,
Colorado. Mr. Robbins initiated this action by filing pro se a Prisoner Complaint (ECF
No. 1). On October 22, 2014, Magistrate Judge Boyd N. Boland ordered Mr. Robbins to
file an amended complaint that includes a complete address for each named Defendant
and that complies with the pleading requirements of Rule 8 of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure. Mr. Robbins was warned that the action would be dismissed without further
notice if he failed to file an amended complaint within thirty days.
On November 24, 2014, Mr. Robbins filed a document (ECF No. 11) that lists an
address for each named Defendant. However, Mr. Robbins did not file an amended
complaint that complies with the pleading requirements of Rule 8. On November 26,
2014, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher entered a second order directing Mr.
Robbins to file an amended complaint that complies with the pleading requirements of
Rule 8. Mr. Robbins again was warned that the action would be dismissed without
further notice if he failed to file an amended complaint within thirty days.
Mr. Robbins has not filed an amended complaint as directed and he has failed to
respond in any way to Magistrate Judge Gallagher’s November 26 order. Therefore,
the action will be dismissed without prejudice for failure to prosecute and comply with a
court order. Furthermore, the Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that
any appeal from this order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma
pauperis status will be denied for the purpose of appeal. See Coppedge v. United
States, 369 U.S. 438 (1962). If Plaintiff files a notice of appeal he also must pay the full
$505 appellate filing fee or file a motion to proceed in forma pauperis in the United
States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit within thirty days in accordance with Fed.
R. App. P. 24. Accordingly, it is
ORDERED that the Prisoner Complaint (ECF No. 1) and the action are
dismissed without prejudice pursuant to Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil
Procedure because Mr. Robbins failed to prosecute and comply with a court order. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
denied without prejudice to the filing of a motion seeking leave to proceed in forma
pauperis on appeal in the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit.
DATED at Denver, Colorado, this
BY THE COURT:
s/Lewis T. Babcock
LEWIS T. BABCOCK, Senior Judge
United States District Court
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