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Simpson v. Owner of Dollar Tree Store

IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA


August 23, 2010

CHALMERS A. SIMPSON
v.
OWNER OF DOLLAR TREE STORE, ET AL.

The opinion of the court was delivered by: John R. Padova, J.

ORDER

AND NOW, this 23rd day of August, 2010, upon consideration of Plaintiff's "Motion to Proceed with Action and Pay Filing Fees" (Docket No. 8), IT IS HEREBY ORDERED as follows:

1. Plaintiff's "Motion to Proceed with Action and Pay Filing Fees" (Docket No. 8) is GRANTED. Plaintiff may proceed with this action in forma pauperis.

2. The Clerk shall restore this case to the active docket.

3. The claims asserted in the Complaint against the Owner of the Dollar Tree Store and the Dollar Tree Store,*fn1 Sue Singleton, the Parkesburg Police Department, the Coatesville Police Department, Police Officer Amber Smith, Police Officer Alan Manning, "John Doe Officer White," and "John Doe Heavier Officer Black" are DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE in their entirety pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A and 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e) and these Defendants are dismissed as Defendants in this action.

4. The claims asserted against Police Officer MacElroy and "John Doe Officer" are DISMISSED WITHOUT PREJUDICE to Plaintiff filing an amended complaint that alleges facts sufficient to support all of the elements of claims under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 against these two Defendants for false arrest, false imprisonment, and malicious prosecution in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments in connection with Plaintiff's May 21, 2009 arrest for retail theft.

5. Plaintiff may file ONE amended complaint, which must be mailed no later than September 20, 2010. The amended complaint may assert claims pursuant to § 1983 against Police Officer MacElroy and "John Doe Officer" for false arrest, false imprisonment and malicious prosecution in violation of the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments in connection with Plaintiff's May 21, 2009 arrest for retail theft. The amended complaint may not add any additional claims or assert claims against any other defendant. The amended complaint must plead specific, separately numbered, fact paragraphs and should describe, as legibly, clearly and briefly as possible, the specific events or conditions which violated Plaintiff's constitutional rights.


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