United States District Court, W.D. Louisiana, Monroe Division
A. DOUGHTY, JUDGE.
L. Hayes, United States Magistrate Judge.
Willie Dominick, III, a prisoner at Lincoln Parish Detention
Center proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed the
instant proceeding on April 18, 2019, under 42 U.S.C. §
1983. He names the following defendants: Sheriff Mike Stone,
Police Jury, City Officer Ashcraft, and Officer Jennifer
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Plaintiff alleges that Officers Ashcraft and Winzer arrested
him without probable cause on approximately February 21,
2019. [doc. # 1, p. 1]. Plaintiff was asleep in his parked
vehicle when the officers approached. Id.
La. Code Crim. Pro. art. 230.1(A), Plaintiff alleges that
fifty-five days elapsed, from the day of his arrest, before
Defendants brought him to a judge for appointment of counsel.
Id. Plaintiff seeks punitive damages,
"normal" damages, and $500, 000.00 to compensate
him for his mental anguish. [doc. #s 1, p. 1; 4, p. 3].
Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 8 does not require explicit
detail, it does require a plaintiff to allege some facts
which support the conclusion that the defendants violated his
constitutional rights. In other words, a civil rights
plaintiff must support his claims with specific facts
demonstrating a constitutional deprivation and may not simply
rely on conclusory allegations. Ashcroft v. Iqbal,
556 U.S. 662 (2009); Schultea v. Wood, 47 F.3d 1427');">47 F.3d 1427,
1433 (5th Cir. 1995).
Court has identified several deficiencies in Plaintiff's
allegations. Before proceeding further, Plaintiff should
amend his Complaint, provide the information outlined below,
and remedy the deficiencies described below. See Spears
v. McCotter, 179');">766 F.2d 179 (5th Cir. 1985). Plaintiff
(1) provide a separate description of what, exactly, each
defendant did to violate his rights; in other words, a
description of how each defendant participated in the
violation of his constitutional rights;
(2) provide a description of the injury or harm, if any,
sustained as a result of each alleged violation;
(3) identify the specific injury or harm for which he seeks