Castillo v. Johnson et al

Filing 28

ORDER granting 27 Motion for Permission to file under seal. Signed by Judge J. Randal Hall on 01/09/2017. (maa)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION WILLIAM NAVARRO CASTILLO, * Plaintiff, * v. NURSE STRICKLAND; * and OFFICER CV 616-049 * BRANTLEY. * Defendants. * ORDER By Order dated August United States Marshals Strickland with a 8, 2016, the Court directed the Service to serve Defendants Brantley and copy of Plaintiff's Complaint based on Plaintiff's allegations that Defendant Brantley used excessive force against Brantley and Plaintiff's Plaintiff on May 1, Strickland resultant serious Clerk of Court prepared States Marshals were Service 2014, deliberately medical USM-285 with Answer On October 11, Motion (Docs. 10, to 16, 17.) 2016, Dismiss to needs. forms to Defendants indifferent (Doc. assist effectuation Defendants Brantley and Strickland. 2016.) and that of 8.) to The the United service (Dkt. Entry dated Aug. on 8, Defendant Strickland filed a prewhich Plaintiff has responded. On November 8, 2016, Defendant Strickland filed a Motion to Stay Discovery pending the Court's resolution of 15, her Motion 2016. to Dismiss, 15, November On (Docs. 10, which the Court granted on November 19.) 2016, the United States Marshals Service Return as to Defendant Brantley was returned as unexecuted with the that notation was not informed name" the Defendant that Marshals working Accordingly, last and found a at known address personnel Service Georgia there State for at Defendant Georgia was or is Prison. Brantley State "no Prison by that 18, (Doc. one at 1.) on December 19, 2016, the Court ordered counsel for Strickland, Mr. David Grossman, inter alia, to, reasonable efforts to obtain a name and an address make for Defendant Brantley so that he might be served with Plaintiff's Complaint and to notify the Court of the results of his efforts. 24, at 2.) the On January 4, 2017, Mr. Grossman filed a notice with Court belief, indicating "Defendant Department of Brantley.1 that, to the Brantley" Corrections (Doc. 26, best refers ("GDC") at 1.) Mr. of to his a employee, knowledge former Mr. unable that Mr. his locate a current Christopher Grossman also informed the address Brantley has not responded last 1 In Mr. to known address. Grossman's notice Mr. to the for Mr. he also refers to that he Brantley, to correspondence Grossman Court, and Georgia Court that he does not currently represent Mr. Brantley, was (Doc. filed and sent to a motion Defendant Brantley interchangeably as Mr. "Christopher Bradley" and "Officer Brantley," (See Doc. 26, at 1 (emphasis added).) Mr. Grossman's references to Defendant Brantley by the last name "Bradley" appear to be simple scrivener's errors. (Compare Doc. 26; with Doc. 27 (identifying Defendant Brantley solely as "Christopher Brantley").) 2 requesting permission to for Mr. Brantley, file under seal the last citing concerns for the privacy and safety of this former corrections officer. Upon due consideration, IT IS motion HEREBY (doc. ORDERED 27) that Brantley's seal and until (Doc. 27.) and out of an abundance of caution, counsel is GRANTED, Christopher unless known address last further for and his known Defendant forthcoming notice of address order Strickland's of the shall Court. be IT kept IS Mr. under FURTHER ORDERED that, upon counsel for Defendant Strickland's filing of notice of Mr. Christopher Brantley's last known address with the Clerk of this Court, a copy of Plaintiff's Complaint and a copy of the Court's Order dated August 8, shall be served upon Mr. (doc. 1) 2016 (doc. 8) Brantley at his last known address by the United States Marshals Service without prepayment of cost. ORDER ENTERED at Augusta, January, Georgia, this /^^ day of 2017. Jp\J. RAM DAL HALL FATES DISTRICT JUDGE ^HERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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