Taylor v. Williams et al

Filing 23

ORDER overruling Plaintiff's objections, adopting the 19 Report and Recommendations, dismissing the Complaint for failure to state a claim, and denying Plaintiff leave to proceed in forma pauperis on appeal. The Clerk of Court is directed to enter the appropriate judgment of dismissal and close this case. Signed by Chief Judge J. Randal Hall on 05/26/2017. (thb)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF GEORGIA STATESBORO DIVISION FRANK JAMES TAYLOR, Plaintiff, CIVIL ACTION NO.: 6:16-cv-137 v. WARDEN DOUG WILLIAMS; COUNSELOR SMITH; OFFICER MITCHELL; OFFICER SANTIAGO; MR. SIMMONS; CERT TEAM GOMAZ; and CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CLARK, Defendants. ORDER Presently before the Court are Plaintiffs Objections to the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation dated March 31, 2017, (doc. 19). After an independent and de novo review of the entire record, the Court concurs with the Magistrate Judge's Report and Recommendation. Plaintiffs Objections speak only to the recommended dismissal of Plaintiffs claims against Defendants Williams and Smith, (doc. 22), and underscore the reasons the Magistrate Judge recommended dismissal of Plaintiffs claims against these two Defendants. Accordingly, the Court ADOPTSthe Magistrate Judge's Report andRecommendation as the opinion of the Court and OVERRULES Plaintiffs Objections. The Court DISMISSES Plaintiffs Complaint for failure to state a claim and DIRECTS the Clerk of Court to enter the appropriate judgment of dismissal and to CLOSE this case. Additionally, for the reasons stated by the Magistrate Judge, the Court DENIES Plaintiff leave to proceed informa pauperis on appeal. SO ORDERED, this _^^f day of May, 2017. JUDGE .UINITED S/TATES DISTRICT COURT DISTRICT OF GEORGIA

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