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Hardy v. Gorum

United States District Court, W.D. Arkansas, El Dorado Division

September 10, 2014

RAYMOND DOUGLAS HARDY, Plaintiff,
v.
CHIEF ROBERT GORUM, et al., Defendants.

ORDER

SUSAN O. HICKEY, District Judge.

Before the Court is the Report and Recommendation filed August 1, 2014, by the Honorable Barry A. Bryant, United States Magistrate Judge for the Western District of Arkansas. ECF No. 74. Judge Bryant recommends that Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 63) be granted. Plaintiff has responded with objections, and the Court has reviewed the objections.[1] ECF Nos. 77 and 78. The Court finds the matter ripe for its consideration.

Plaintiff's objections offer neither law nor fact requiring departure from the Report and Recommendation. In his objections, Plaintiff claims that the officers made contradictory statements, that the officers destroyed evidence, and that the officers did not follow the proper arrest procedures. These accusations do not dispute the evidence submitted by Defendants, along with their summary judgment motion, that the force used against Plaintiff was not excessive.

Accordingly, after reviewing the record de novo, the Court adopts the Report and Recommendation in toto. Defendants' Motion for Summary Judgment (ECF No. 63) is GRANTED. Plaintiff's individual claims against Defendants Young, Dew, Blair, and Gorum are DISMISSED, and Plaintiff's case is DISMISSED WITH PREJUDICE.

IT IS SO ORDERED.


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