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Leon Latif Brown v. Crag A. Culp; Hanover Borough Police Department; County of York

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


November 30, 2011

LEON LATIF BROWN,
PLAINTIFF
v.
CRAG A. CULP; HANOVER BOROUGH POLICE DEPARTMENT; COUNTY OF YORK; GEORGE A. JACOBS; AND THOMAS RIELLY DEFENDANTS

The opinion of the court was delivered by: (Judge Conner)

ORDER

AND NOW, this 30th day of November, 2011, upon consideration of the report of the magistrate judge (Doc. 10), recommending that plaintiff Leon Latif Brown's ("Brown") claims for monetary damages against the individual defendants Craig Culp, George Jacobs, Thomas Rielly (collectively the "individual defendants") in their official capacities be dismissed with prejudice, Brown's claims for punitive damages against York County be dismissed with prejudice, Brown's request for a specific amount of monetary damages be stricken from his complaint, Brown's claims against the Hanover Borough Police Department be dismissed with prejudice, Brown's conspiracy claim against the individual defendants and York County be dismissed without prejudice, Brown's Fourth Amendment excessive force claim against Jacobs and Rielly be dismissed without prejudice, Brown's municipality liability claim against York County be dismissed without prejudice, Brown's Fourth Amendment excessive force claim against defendant Craig Culp in his individual capacity be allowed to proceed, and that Brown's motions to proceed in forma pauperis be granted, and it appearing that the parties have not objected to the magistrate judge's report and recommendation, and that there is no clear error on the face of the record,*fn1 see Nara v. Frank, 488 F.3d 187, 194 (3d Cir. 2007) (explaining that "failing to timely object to [a report and recommendation] in a civil proceeding may result in forfeiture of de novo review at the district court level"), it is hereby ORDERED that:

1. The report of the magistrate judge (Doc. 7) is ADOPTED in its entirety.

2. Brown's claims for monetary damages against the individual defendants in their official capacities are DISMISSED with prejudice.

3. Brown's request for a specific amount of monetary damages is STRICKEN from his complaint.

4. Brown's claims for punitive damages against York County are DISMISSED with prejudice.

5. Brown's claims against the Hanover Borough Police Department are DISMISSED with prejudice.

6. Brown's conspiracy claim against the individual defendants and York County is DISMISSED without prejudice.

7. Brown's Fourth Amendment excessive force claim against Jacobs and Rielly is DISMISSED without prejudice.

8. Brown's municipality liability claim against York County is DISMISSED without prejudice.

9. Brown's motions (Docs. 2, 5) to file and proceed in forma pauperis are granted.

10. Within twenty-one (21) days of the date of this order, Brown may file an amended complaint with respect to his conspiracy claim against the individual defendants and York County, his Fourth Amendment excessive force claim against Jacobs and Rielly, and his municipality liability claim against York County. If no such amended pleading is filed, the instant matter will proceed on the remaining claims.

11. The above-captioned matter is REMANDED to the magistrate judge for further proceedings.

CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER United States District Judge


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