Read v. (lnu) (1) et al

Filing 5

MEMORANDUM AND ORDER ENTERED: This matter is dismissed for lack of prosecution. Plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2 ) is denied as moot. Signed by U.S. Senior District Judge Sam A. Crow on 07/29/22. Mailed to pro se party Johnathan C. Read by regular mail. (smnd)

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF KANSAS JOHNATHAN C. READ, Plaintiff, v. CASE NO. 22-3120-SAC (FNU)(LNU), Crawford County Sheriff, et al., Defendants. MEMORANDUM AND ORDER This matter is a civil rights action filed under 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Plaintiff, a detainee, proceeds pro se. On June 16, 2022, the clerk of the court entered a notice of deficiency (NOD) advising plaintiff that he had failed to supply financial information in support of his motion for leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff was given a deadline of July 18, 2022, to provide that material. On June 24, 2022, the court entered a Memorandum and Order (MO) advising plaintiff of deficiencies in the complaint and allowing him to and including July 22, 2022, to file an amended complaint. Plaintiff was advised the failure to file a timely response might result in the dismissal of the complaint. Rule 41(b) of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure “authorizes a district court, upon a defendant’s motion, to order the dismissal of an action for failure to prosecute or for failure to comply with the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure or ‘a court order.’” Young v. U.S., 316 F. App'x 764, 771 (10th Cir. 2009) (citing Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b)). “This rule has been interpreted as permitting district courts to dismiss actions sua sponte when one of these conditions is met.” Id. (citing Link v. Wabash R.R. Co., 370 U.S. 626, 630–31 (1962); Olsen v. Mapes, 333 F.3d 1199, 1204 n.3 (10th Cir. 2003)). “In addition, it is well established in this circuit that a district court is not obligated to follow any particular procedures when dismissing an action without prejudice under Rule 41(b).” Young, 316 F. App'x at 771–72 (citations omitted). Plaintiff has failed to file a response to either the NOD or the MO, and the court concludes this matter may be dismissed. IT IS, THEREFORE, BY THE COURT ORDERED this matter is dismissed for lack of prosecution. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED plaintiff’s motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Doc. 2) is denied as moot. IT IS SO ORDERED. DATED: This 29th day of July, 2022, at Topeka, Kansas. S/ Sam A. Crow SAM A. CROW U.S. Senior District Judge

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