Fields v. Okoye et al

Filing 12

MEMORANDUM OPINION. Signed by District Judge James C. Cacheris on 3/29/2017. (dest, )

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA Alexandria Division Mark Ranzell Fields, Plaintiff, I:15cv712 (JCC/JFA) v. L. Okoye, et ah, Defendants. MEMORANDUM OPINION Mark Ranzell Fields was a Virginia inmate when he filed this pro se civil rights action, pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983, alleging that he suffered deliberate indifference to his serious medical needs at the Alexandria Detention Center ("ADC").1 Plaintiffmoved to proceed in forma pauperis in the action. Following review of the initial complaint, deficiencies in it were explained to plaintiff, and he was allowed an opportunity to file a particularized and amended complaint. After careful review of the amended complaint, the claim must be dismissed with prejudice pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b)(l) for failure to state a claim for which relief can be granted.2 'It appears that plaintiff is nowresiding at a private residence. 2Section 1915A provides: (a) Screening.—The court shall review,beforedocketing,if feasibleor, in anyevent, as soon as practicable after docketing, a complaint in a civil action in which a prisoner seeks redress from a governmental entity or officer or employee of a governmental entity. (b) Grounds for dismissal.—On review, the court shall identify cognizable claims or dismiss the complaint, or any portion of the complaint, if the complaint— (1) is frivolous, malicious, or fails to state a claim upon which relief can be granted; or

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