UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK
March 29, 2012
KEVIN JEFFERSON, PLAINTIFF,
EDWARD ROSE, POLICE OFFICER, SHIELD NO. 5098; POLICE OFFICER CRONIN; JOHN DOE, PATROL UNIT 314; BARRY BOE, PATROL UNIT 323A; FREDDY FOE, PATROL UNIT 232A; GREGORY GOE, PATROL UNIT; COUNTY OF SUFFOLK, DEFENDANTS.
The opinion of the court was delivered by: Seybert, District Judge:
Presently pending before the Court is pro se Plaintiff Kevin Jefferson's request for a copy of the transcript of the March 26, 2012 preliminary injunction hearing free of charge. However, Plaintiff failed to indicate in his request why he needs the transcript to prosecute his case. Plaintiff was present at the hearing, had the opportunity to take notes, and was (and will continue to be) provided with copies of all Court orders and filings in this action. Additionally, there is nothing for Plaintiff to do at this stage of the litigation but wait. No additional briefing on the motion for preliminary injunction was requested, and the Court stated that a written decision would be forthcoming. And Defendants have until April 16, 2012 to answer or otherwise respond to the Complaint. Accordingly, Plaintiff's request is DENIED.
If Plaintiff choses to renew his application, he must indicate specific reasons why the transcript is reasonably necessary to prosecute his case or his request will be denied.
The Court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal from this Order would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose of any appeal. See Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45, 82 S. Ct. 917, 8 L. Ed. 2d 21 (1962).
The Clerk of the Court is directed to send a copy of this Order to the pro se Plaintiff.
Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.
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