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Williams v. Hall

United States District Court, E.D. New York

May 5, 2017

STOKER WILLIAMS, Plaintiff,
v.
ODETTE HALL, Suffolk County Medical Examiner, and THOMAS SPOTA, Suffolk County District Attorney, in their individual and official capacities, and SUFFOLK COUNTY, as a Municipality, Defendants.

          For Plaintiff: Stoker Williams, pro se

          For Defendants: No appearances.

          MEMORANDUM & ORDER

          Joanna Seybert, U.S.D.J.

         On December 5, 2016, incarcerated pro se plaintiff Stoker Williams (“Plaintiff”) filed an in forma pauperis Complaint in this Court pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (“Section 1983”) against Suffolk County Medical Examiner Odette Hall (“Hall”), Suffolk County District Attorney Thomas Spota (“D.A. Spota”), and Suffolk County (the “County” and collectively “Defendants”), accompanied by an application to proceed in forma pauperis. Plaintiff seeks to sue the individual Defendants in their individual and official capacities.

         Upon review of the declaration in support of the application to proceed in forma pauperis, the Court finds that Plaintiff is qualified to commence this action without prepayment of the filing fee. See 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a)(1). Therefore, Plaintiff's request to proceed in forma pauperis is GRANTED. However, for the reasons that follow, the Complaint is sua sponte DISMISSED pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(e)(2)(B) (ii).

         BACKGROUND[1]

         Plaintiff's Complaint seeks to challenge Plaintiff's “convict[ion] of intentional murder.” (Compl. at 7.) Plaintiff's sparse Complaint is submitted on the Court's Section 1983 complaint form and the “Statement of Claim” alleges the following, in its entirety:[2]

         Stoker Williams 42 U.S.C. Section 1983 Claim:

1) I am suing head District Attorney of Suffolk County Thomas Spota. Because he made false statements to the media about me. Spota said to the media “I can't believe I shot that bitch for nothing.” He told the media that I said that about a prostitute. I was indicted for murder. Since then I have been diagnosed with skitzofrenia and a personality disorder. But my other personality told me that he didn't say that.
A) He defamed my character to muddy the waters of the jury pool.
B) Slandered my name.
C) Participated in malicious prosecution.
D) Inflicted emotional distress.
2) I am suing Suffolk County medical examiner Odette Hall. In October of 2016 she testified at my criminal trial. She lied about where the victim was shot. Her testimony is part of the ...

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