United States District Court, W.D. New York
June 15, 2005.
ALFONSO SPRINGER-KNIGHT, Plaintiff,
SUPREME COURT APPELLATE DIVISION, 2d DEPARTMENT, DISTRICT ATTORNEY EUGENE GOLD, DISTRICT ATTORNEY ELIZABETH HOLTZMAN, THE PEOPLE OF STATE OF NEW YORK and THE PEOPLE OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK, Defendants.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: JOHN T. ELFVIN, Senior District Judge
MEMORANDUM and ORDER
Plaintiff Alfonso Springer-Knight has brought this action under
42 U.S.C. § 1983, complaining that his constitutional rights were
violated during three separate criminal proceedings and convictions that all
originated in Kings County, New York. Kings County is located in the Eastern
District of New York and, therefore, the proper venue for this action is the
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. See
28 U.S.C. § 1391(b). Plaintiff's imprisonment in a correctional
facility located within this District does not provide a basis for venue
here based on events or occurrences that arose exclusively within the
Eastern District of New York. Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1406(a), this action
is ordered transferred to the United States District Court for the Eastern
District of New York of New York.
IT HEREBY IS ORDERED, that this matter is transferred to the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of New York.
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