ELBEY v. DAYTON POLICE OFFICERS et al
CLOSED TRANSFER to the Southern District of Ohio at Dayton, Ohio, and without acting on Elbey's request to proceed in forma pauperis cm. Signed by Judge Sarah Evans Barker on 5/9/2011.(MAC) [Transferred from Indiana Southern on 5/10/2011.]
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF INDIANA
OLAKWESU Y. ELBEY,
DAYTON POLICE OFFICERS RICHARD
SCOTT DAVIS, et al.,
Order Transferring Action to Southern District of Ohio
Plaintiff Elbey seeks damages based on the asserted violation of his rights under
both federal and Ohio state law based on events occurring in March 1990 in a Dayton, Ohio
courthouse and a multiplicity of events in the following two decades. Elbey lives in the
Southern District of Ohio, the City of Dayton was and remains in the Southern District of
Ohio, the defendants are each associated with the City of Dayton, and the events forming
the basis of Elbey’s claims occurred within the Southern District of Ohio.
When jurisdiction is not founded solely on diversity, venue is proper only in the
district in which (1) any defendant resides, if all of the defendants reside in the same state,
(2) a substantial part of the events or omissions giving rise to the claim occurred, or a
substantial part of property that is the subject of the action is situated, or (3) any defendant
may be found, if there is no district in which the action may otherwise be brought. 28 U.S.C.
§ 1391(b). Here, the acts the plaintiff alleges in support of his claim took place in Dayton,
Ohio. The evidence lies in the Southern District of Ohio. Another statute, 28 U.S.C. § 1404,
provides: "For the convenience of parties and witnesses, in the interest of justice, a district
court may transfer any civil action to any other district or division where it might have been
brought." Under these circumstances, the proper venue for the action is the Southern
District of Ohio.
Accordingly, and without acting on Elbey’s request to proceed in forma pauperis, the
above action is now TRANSFERRED to the United States District Court for the Southern
District of Ohio at Dayton, Ohio.
IT IS SO ORDERED.
SARAH EVANS BARKER, JUDGE
United States District Court
Southern District of Indiana
Olakwesu Y. Elbey
4687 Marlin Ave.
Trotwood, OH 45406
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