Martinez v. Washington County Justice Center
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 2/13/15. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 14-cv-03379-GPG
MICHAEL A. MARTINEZ,
WASHINGTON COUNTY JUSTICE CENTER, and
ALL EMPLOYEES IN THEIR INDIVIDUAL AND OFFICIAL CAPACITIES,
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Michael A. Martinez currently is detained at the Washington County
Justice Center in Akron, Colorado. Plaintiff initiated this action by filing pro se a Letter
of Intent, ECF No. 1, stating that he intends to file a 42 U.S.C. § 1983 action. In an
order entered on December 15, 2014, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher told
Plaintiff that if he intends to pursue an action he must cure certain deficiencies.
Specifically, Magistrate Judge Gallagher directed Plaintiff to file his claims on a Courtapproved form used in filing a prisoner complaint and either to submit a request to
proceed pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915 or pay the $400 filing fee. Magistrate Judge
Gallagher warned Plaintiff that the action would be dismissed without further notice if he
failed to cure the deficiencies within thirty days.
On January 7, 2015, Plaintiff field a Motion for Extension of Time, ECF No. 4, to
cure the deficiencies. Magistrate Judge Gallagher entered an Order on January 7,
2014, granting the Motion and directed Plaintiff to cure the deficiencies within thirty
days. Plaintiff now has failed to communicate with the Court, and as a result, he has
failed to cure the deficiencies within the time allowed. The Court, therefore, will dismiss
The Court also certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from
this Order is not 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 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 Complaint and action are dismissed without prejudice
pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b) for failure to comply with the December 15, 2014
Order, within the time allowed, and for failure to prosecute. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal is
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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