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Gibson v. Commissioner of NYC Police

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

April 10, 2015

BENNIE GIBSON, Plaintiff,
v.
COMMISSIONER OF NYC POLICE; DEPUTY COMMISSIONER; A GROUP OF OFFICERS, FROM 109TH PRECINCT AND 108TH PRECINCT, FLUSHING QUEENS; THE CITY; A GROUP OF INFORMANTS NYPD, FBI, DOC, OMH, CITY, Defendants.

ORDER

KIYO A. MATSUMOTO, United States District Judge:

By Order dated April 30, 2002, the court barred plaintiff from filing any future complaint unless plaintiff demonstrates imminent danger of serious physical injury. 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). See Gibson v. Vega, 01-CV-8379 (SJ) (ECF No. 9); Gibson v. Weiss, 01-CV-8382 (SJ) (ECF No. 10).

Specifically, the court ordered that in order to file any future in forma pauperis complaint, plaintiff must (a) request written authorization and specifically allege the imminent danger of serious physical injury plaintiff is facing; (b) attach the proposed complaint to any request for leave to file; and (c) attach a copy of the Court’s April 30, 2002 order to his submission.[1] Id.

On March 9, 2015, plaintiff, currently incarcerated at the Vernon C. Bain Correctional Center, filed the instant complaint. (See ECF No. 1.) Plaintiff’s submission failed to include the requisite filing fee or an application for in forma pauperis status and the Prisoner Authorization form required to commence this action.

To the extent that plaintiff intended to proceed in forma pauperis, he failed to request written authorization to do so. By letter dated March 17, 2015 (see ECF No. 2), plaintiff was provided with the proper forms and instructed that in order to proceed, he must return the completed IFP application and the Prisoner Authorization form along with a written request seeking permission for leave to file within 14 days from receipt of the letter. Plaintiff failed to respond to the court’s letter. (See generally Docket No. 15-mc-489.) Accordingly, the action is dismissed without prejudice. The court certifies pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(3) that any appeal would not be taken in good faith and therefore in forma pauperis status is denied for the purpose of any appeal. Coppedge v. United States, 369 U.S. 438, 444-45 (1962). The Clerk of the Court is respectfully requested to serve a copy of this order on plaintiff and to note such service on the docket.

SO ORDERED.


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