Filing 5

ORDER transferring this case to the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division. The Court also directs the Clerk to forward the file to that District. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 10/26/2017. (thb) [Transferred from gasd on 10/26/2017.]

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA AUGUSTA DIVISION EMMANUEL ROSADO TORRES, Plaintiff, CV 117-129 GEORGIA DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS and INTERDICTION RESPONSE TEAM, Defendants. ORDER Pro se Plaintiff Emmanuel Rosado Torres seeks to proceed informa pauperis in the above-captioned case. (Doc. no. 2.) While Plaintiff is a resident of Augusta, Georgia, located in Richmond County in the Augusta Division of the Southern District of Georgia, the events that comprise the basis of his complaint occurred at his place of employment in Monroe County, Georgia. (See doc. no. 1, pp. 2-3.) Because Monroe County is in the Middle District of Georgia, the proper venue is the Macon Division ofthe Middle District of Georgia. 28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). In the interest of justice, instead of dismissing this action, the Court ORDERS it TRANSFERRED to the Middle District of Georgia, Macon Division. 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a). The Court also DIRECTS the Clerk to forward the file to that District. SO ORDERED this c^ti4^ day of October, 2017, at Augusta, Georgia. J. RANDAL^IALL,/CHIEF JUDGE UNITETTSTATES DISTRICT COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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