Grays v. Elmira Correctional Facility et al
ORDER authorizing release of OSI case file to plaintiff subject to redaction and consult with OSI. Signed by Hon. H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr on 4/1/2016. (hkg)
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
WESTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
JERRY D. GRAYS,
D. MCGRAIN, et al.,
DECISION AND ORDER
Plaintiff commenced this action, pro se, alleging that on August 31, 2011,
correction officers at Elmira Correctional Facility assaulted him, denied him timely
medical care for injuries sustained in the assault, and threatened him to prevent him
from pursuing a grievance regarding the incident. Dkt. #1; Dkt. #33.
This Court has reviewed in camera the DOCCS Office of Special
Investigations’ case file relating to plaintiff’s alleged assault and subsequent medical
treatment, and determined that the documents are relevant and that production of the
file, subject to certain redactions, would not disrupt or interfere with prison discipline or
procedures. The Office of Special Investigations (“OSI”) has requested that the Office
of the Attorney General (“OAG”) “coordinate” with OSI if the file needs to be released to
any person or entity other than this Court.
Consistent with the foregoing, the OAG shall confer with OSI prior to the
settlement conference scheduled on June 6, 2016, at which time this Court will
authorize the release of the OSI case file to plaintiff, subject to the redaction of all DIN
numbers assigned to any inmate other than the plaintiff.
Buffalo, New York
April 1, 2016
s/ H. Kenneth Schroeder, Jr.
H. KENNETH SCHROEDER, JR.
United States Magistrate Judge
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