Burke v. St. Louis City Jails et al
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER - IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motions for injunctive relief [ECF Nos. 3, 5] are DENIED. Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on September 2, 2015. (MCB)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF MISSOURI
ST. LOUIS CITY JAILS, et al.,
No. 4:14CV2107 RLW
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
This matter is before the Court on plaintiffs motion for injunctive relief and
amended motion for injunctive relief. The motions are denied.
To determine whether preliminary injunctive relief is warranted, the Court
must balance threat of irreparable harm to movant, the potential harm to
nonmoving party should injunction issue, the likelihood of success on merits, and
the public interest. Dataphase Sys. v. CL Sys., 640 F.2d 109, 113-14 (8th Cir.
1981) (en bane).
Plaintiff says that defendant Ruckner made a series of threats to him, which
made him feel unsafe. Plaintiff requests the Court to intervene and protect him
These allegations, however, do not demonstrate the threat of
irreparable harm or the likelihood of success.
Moreover, the public interest
prohibits the federal courts from interfering with state prison operations absent
extraordinary justification. Therefore, the motions are denied.
IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiffs motions for injunctive relief
[ECF Nos. 3, 5] are DENIED.
qnf day of September, 2015.
RONNIE L. WHITE
UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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