EASLEY v. SNELLING et al
ENTRY Screening Complaint, Dismissing Insufficient Claims and Directing Further Proceedings - The plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis, [dkt. 2 ], is granted. The assessment of even a partial filing fee is not feasible at this time. The plaintiff's motion to appoint counsel, [dkt. 3 ], is denied as premature. Any claims against Sheriff Billingsley, Lt. Keating, Cpt. Boley, and Cpt. Nutter are dismissed for failure to state a claim and they are dismissed as defendants from this action. Mr. Easley has also named the Clark County Jail. The Clark County Jail is not a suable entity. It is dismissed as a defendant from this action. The dismissal of the complaint will not in this instance lead to the dismissal of the action at present. Instead, the plaintiff shall have through August 14, 2017, in which to file an amended complaint with specific facts. In organizing his complaint, the plaintiff may benefit from utilizing the Court's complaint form. The clerk is dire cted to include a copy of the prisoner civil rights complaint form along with the plaintiff's copy of this Entry. Copy sent to plaintiff via US Mail. Signed by Judge Tanya Walton Pratt on 7/13/2017. (MAT) (Additional attachment(s) added on 7/13/2017: # 1 Complaint Form) (MAT).
(for filers who are prisoners without lawyers)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE _________________ DISTRICT OF ______________________
(Full name of plaintiff(s))
(Full name of defendant(s))
(to be supplied by clerk of court)
Plaintiff is a citizen of
, and is located at
(Address of prison or jail)
(If more than one plaintiff is filing, use another piece of paper).
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is (if a person or private corporation) a citizen of __________________________________
(State, if known)
and (if a person) resides at
(Address, if known)
and (if the defendant harmed you while doing the defendant’s job)
worked for ___________________________________________________________________
(Employer’s name and address, if known)
(If you need to list more defendants, use another piece of paper.)
STATEMENT OF CLAIM
On the space provided on the following pages, tell:
Who violated your rights;
What each defendant did;
When they did it;
Where it happened; and
Why they did it, if you know.
Complaint - 2
Complaint - 3
I am suing for a violation of federal law under 28 U.S.C. § 1331.
I am suing under state law. The state citizenship of the plaintiff(s) is (are)
different from the state citizenship of every defendant, and the amount of
money at stake in this case (not counting interest and costs) is
Describe what you want the court to do if you win your lawsuit. Examples may
include an award of money or an order telling defendants to do something or
stop doing something.
Complaint - 4
Jury Demand - I want a jury to hear my case
Court Trial – I want a judge to hear my case
Signature of Plaintiff
Plaintiff’s Prisoner ID Number
(Mailing Address of Plaintiff)
(If more than one plaintiff, use another piece of paper).
REQUEST TO PROCEED IN DISTRICT COURT WITHOUT PREPAYING THE
I DO request that I be allowed to file this complaint without paying the filing
fee. I have completed a request to proceed in the district court without
prepaying the fee and attached it to the complaint.
I DO NOT request that I be allowed to file this complaint without prepaying the
filing fee under 28 U.S.C. § 1915, and I have included the full filing fee with this
Complaint - 5
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