Tucker v. Karol
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re: 2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis under 42:1983 (prisoner) filed by Plaintiff Norman Tucker motion is GRANTED. Signed by District Judge Stephen N. Limbaugh, Jr on 2/9/15. (MRS)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
No. 1:15CV17 SNLJ
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Plaintiff, a civil detainee, has filed a complaint under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and a motion for
leave to proceed in forma pauperis. Under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e), the Court is required to dismiss
the complaint if it is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief can be
Plaintiff alleges that he was raped by another inmate. Plaintiff told defendant about the
rape and she placed him on “lockdown status,” meaning he was not allowed to leave his cell.
Later, plaintiff asked to be taken off lockdown status, and his request was granted.
Subsequently, the other inmate assaulted plaintiff by choking him. Defendant told plaintiff she
did not have any other place to hold the other inmate. After plaintiff contacted a prisoner
advocacy group, the other inmate was assigned elsewhere.
The complaint states a plausible failure-to-protect claim under the Fourteenth
Amendment. Therefore, the Court will direct the Clerk to serve defendant with process.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff’s motion for leave to proceed in forma
pauperis [ECF No. 2] is GRANTED.
IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk shall issue process or cause process to
issue upon the complaint.
Dated this 9th day of February, 2015.
STEPHEN N. LIMBAUGH
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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