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18-005 - Benford v. Dunklin County et al

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18-005 - Benford v. Dunklin County et al
April 25, 2018
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MEMORANDUM AND ORDER re:2 MOTION for Leave to Proceed in forma pauperis under 42:1983 (prisoner) filed by Plaintiff Terry Lewis Benford. IT IS HEREBY ORDERED that plaintiff's motion to proceed in forma pauperis (Docket No. 2) is GRANTED. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that plaintiff must pay an initial filing fee of $3.78 within thirty (30) days of the date of this Order. Plaintiff is instructed to make his remittance payable to "Clerk, United States District Court," and to include upon it: (1) his name; (2) his prison registration number; (3) the case number; and (4) the statement that the remittance is for an original proceeding. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that defendants Dunklin County and Nicole Green are DISMISSED from this action. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the official capacity claims against defendants Ashley Grisham, Gina Whitlock and Dr. Charles Pewitt are DISMISSED. IT IS HEREBY CERTIFIED that an appeal from this partial dismissal would not be taken in good faith. IT IS FURTHER ORDERED that the Clerk of Court shall issue process, or cause process to issue, upon defendants Ashley Grisham, Gina Whitlock, and Dr. Charles Pewitt. The defendants shall be served by issuance of summons and service by the U.S. Marshal's Office at the Dunklin County Justice Center, 1175 Floyd Street, Kennett, MO 63857. (Initial Partial Filing Fee due by 5/25/2018.) Signed by District Judge Ronnie L. White on 4/25/18. (CSG)