Harris v. State of Mississippi et al
ORDER denying 14 Motion for Leave to File; denying 15 Motion for Leave to File; denying 16 Motion. Signed by District Judge Debra M. Brown on 10/17/17. (cr)
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI
DETRICK DEWAYNE HARRIS
STATE OF MISSISSIPPI, et al.
ORDER DENYING POST-JUDGMENT RELIEF
On January 15, 2016, Detrick Dewayne Harris filed a complaint in this Court asserting
numerous causes of actions against various state and federal officials and entities. Doc. #1. Harris’
complaint alleged that the “Federal Government/‘Nuclear Regulatory Committee’” and prison
officials have, among other things: (1) allowed an “Instrument to approach [him] upon [his] left
wrist area” and accuse him of offenses committed in Scott County, Mississippi, since 1993; (2)
tampered with his left wrist with “nitrogen atoms” in a “cycle;” (3) placed a bar code on his wrist;
and (4) tried to stop him “from receiving help for the Radiation Outbreak.” Id. at 4, 7.
On June 1, 2016, this Court entered an order dismissing the complaint because the
allegations in the pleading were “clearly baseless, fanciful, fantastic, and/or delusional.” Doc. #8.
The Court entered a final judgment the same day. Doc. #9. After the entry of final judgment, the
Court received three filings from Harris: (1) a “Motion for Leave to File Extension and Other
Sufficient Pleadings as Follow [sic],” which was received on June 24, 2016, Doc. #10; (2) a
“Motion to File for Relief from Judgment,” which is dated August 18, 2016, and was received on
August 23, 2016, Doc. #11; and (3) a “Motion to File for Relief Trial De Novo Review and Other
Sufficient Pleadings,” which is dated December 6, 2016, and was received by the Court on
December 8, 2016, Doc. #12. The Court denied these motions on March 8, 2017. Doc. #13.
Following the denial of his initial wave of post-judgment motions, Harris filed three more
documents: (1) a “Motion for Leave to File Pleadings and other Sufficient Pleadings as Follow!,”
Doc. #14, which is in substance a motion to amend his complaint; (2) a “Motion for Leave to File
for Relief and Other Sufficient Pleadings as Follow!,” Doc. #15, which is in substance a motion
for reconsideration; and (3) a “Motion for Leave to File Pleadings and Other Sufficient Pleadings
as Follow!,” Doc. #16, which is in substance a motion to amend his complaint.
Upon consideration, the motions to amend , which seek leave to add factually
frivolous allegations of hypnosis and various medical procedures, are DENIED as futile. See
Whitley v. Hanna, 726 F.3d 631, 648 (5th Cir. 2013) (“Leave to amend ... may be denied when
amendment would be futile.”). Additionally, the motion for reconsideration , which argues
that reassignment of this action from United States Magistrate Judge S. Allan Alexander to United
States Magistrate Roy Percy violated Harris’ due process rights, is DENIED because Harris has
failed to show how the reassignment, which occurred well after final judgment, undermines this
Court’s conclusion that Harris’ initial claims were frivolous.
SO ORDERED, this 17th day of October, 2017.
/s/Debra M. Brown
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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