Bruce v. Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) et al
ORDER dismissing this action without prejudice, and denying leave to proceed in forma paupers on appeal, by Judge Lewis T. Babcock on 1/21/16. (dkals, )
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE DISTRICT OF COLORADO
Civil Action No. 15-cv-02627-GPG
FEDERAL BUREAU OF PRISONS (BOP), and
ORDER OF DISMISSAL
Plaintiff Antoine Bruce is in the custody of the Federal Bureau of Prisons and
currently is housed at the United States Penitentiary in Florence, Colorado. Plaintiff
initiated this action by filing pro se a Prisoner Complaint, and then subsequently a
Prisoner=s Motion and Affidavit for Leave to Proceed Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. ' 1915.
On December 15, 2015, Magistrate Judge Gordon P. Gallagher entered an order
that acknowledges Plaintiff is subject to filing restrictions pursuant to 28 U.S.C.
' 1915(g) and directs Plaintiff to file an amended complaint that complies with Fed. R. Civ.
P. 8. Plaintiff was informed that an amended complaint is required so that the Court can
determine if Defendant Davis=s actions are the cause of any imminent danger of serious
physical injury and a waiver of Plaintiff=s filing restrictions under ' 1915(g) is required.
Magistrate Judge Gallagher instructed Plaintiff that the only proper filing at this time is an
amended complaint that complies with the December 15, 2015 Order.
Rather than file an amended complaint that complies with Rule 8, Plaintiff filed an
eighteen page pleading, ECF NO. 6, which is not an amended complaint and is not filed
on a proper Court-approved form. Plaintiff also attached to the pleading copies of what
appears to be a filing and a minute order entered in his pending criminal case, United
States v. Bruce, No. 14-cr-00480-WYD, ECF Nos. 36 and 37 (D. Colo. filed Dec. 2, 2014).
Because Plaintiff now has failed to comply with the December 15, 2015 Order
within the time allowed, by filing an amended complaint that conforms to the requirements
set forth in Fed. R. Civ. P. 8., and that is submitted on a proper Court-approved form, the
Court will dismiss this action.
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) because Plaintiff failed to comply with the December 15,
2015 Order and to prosecute. It is
FURTHER ORDERED that leave to proceed in forma paupers on appeal is denied.
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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