United States District Court, M.D. Pennsylvania
February 25, 2015
SHAWN CHRISTOPHER PRICE, Plaintiff
DET. BUSCHMAN, et al., Defendants.
CHRISTOPHER C. CONNER, Chief District Judge.
AND NOW, this 25th day of February, 2015, upon consideration of the report (Doc. 12) of Chief Magistrate Judge Martin C. Carlson, recommending the court grant pro se plaintiff's motion (Doc. 2) for leave to proceed in forma pauperis but dismiss plaintiff's amended complaint (Doc. 10) with prejudice, wherein Judge Carlson specifically finds that plaintiff's claim for excessive force against Detective Buschman is time-barred, and that his supervisory liability and respondeat superior claims against the remaining defendants fail on the merits, and notes that the court has already granted leave to amend on one occasion, (see Doc. 9), and that plaintiff has failed to, and indeed cannot, cure the deficiencies identified in the magistrate judge's report, see Grayson v. Mayview State Hosp., 293 F.3d 103, 108 (3d Cir. 2002) (advising that leave to amend must be liberally granted "unless amendment would be inequitable or futile"), and, following an independent review of the record, the court being in agreement with the magistrate judge that the pro se plaintiff's claims are subject to dismissal, and also agreeing that amendment could not cure the deficiencies identified in the report, and noting that plaintiff filed an objection (Doc. 14) to the report, and the court finding his objection to be without merit and squarely addressed by Judge Carlson's report, it is hereby ORDERED that:
1. The report (Doc. 12) of Chief Magistrate Judge Carlson is ADOPTED.
2. Plaintiff's motion (Doc. 2) for leave to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED.
3. Plaintiff's amended complaint (Doc. 10) is DISMISSED with prejudice.
4. The Clerk of Court is directed to CLOSE this case.
5. Any appeal from this order is deemed to be frivolous and not taken in good faith. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3).