Abdullah-Malik v. Bryant et al

Filing 139

ORDER denying 137 Motion for Arrest Warrant. Signed by Magistrate Judge Shiva V Hodges on 11/18/2014.(jpet, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF SOUTH CAROLINA Akeem Alim-Nafis Abdullah-Malik, Plaintiff, vs. Bruce M. Bryant, Sheriff; James F. Arwood, Jail Administrator; Richard L. Martin, Jr., Assistant Jail Administrator; Gary L. Davis, Security Commander; Sandie Stervul, Dietitian Trinity Food Services Oldsmar, Florida Contracted thru York County Detention Facility, Defendants. ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) ) C/A No.: 1:14-109-RBH-SVH ORDER Plaintiff Akeem Alim-Nafis Abdullah-Malik, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brings this action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging a violation of his constitutional rights while incarcerated at the York County Detention Center. [ECF No. 47]. Plaintiff is now incarcerated at Kershaw Correctional Institution (“KCI”) in the custody of the South Carolina Department of Corrections. This matter comes before the court on Plaintiff’s motion for an arrest warrant for KCI officer Catherine Amason. Plaintiff’s motion is denied. Plaintiff does not have a constitutional right to, or a judicially-cognizable interest in, the criminal prosecution or non-prosecution of another person or entity. See Leeke v. Timmerman, 454 U.S. 83, 86–87 (1981). “The benefit that a third party may receive from having someone else arrested for a crime generally does not trigger protections under the Due Process Clause, neither in its procedural nor in its ‘substantive’ manifestations.” Town of Castle Rock v. Gonzales, 545 U.S. 748, 768 (2005). Therefore, Plaintiff is not entitled to an arrest warrant for Amason. IT IS SO ORDERED. November 18, 2014 Columbia, South Carolina Shiva V. Hodges United States Magistrate Judge 2

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