IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF PENNSYLVANIA
December 1, 2010
KENNETH WINSTON ASHFORD,
SHERIFF SHAWN BRADY AND DEPUTY SHERIFF LEAS, DEFENDANTS
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Christopher C. Conner United States District Judge
AND NOW, this 1st day of December, 2010, upon consideration of the report of
United States Magistrate Judge J. Andrew Smyser (Doc. 30), recommending that the
motion for summary judgment filed by Defendants Sheriff Shawn Brady and Deputy
Sheriff Leas (Doc. 24) be denied, and, following an independent review of the record and
noting that defendants Brady and Leas filed objections*fn1
to the report on October 13, 2010 (Doc. 31), and the court finding Judge Smyser's analysis to be
thorough and well reasoned, and the court finding defendants' objections to be without
merit and squarely addressed by Judge Smyser's report (Doc. 30), it is hereby ORDERED
1. The report of Magistrate Judge Smyser (Doc. 30) is ADOPTED in its entirety.
2. The motion for summary judgment (Doc. 24) filed by Defendants Sheriff Shawn Brady and Deputy Sheriff Leas is DENIED.
3. The above-captioned case is REMANDED to Magistrate Judge Smyser for further proceedings.
S/ Christopher C. Conner