United States District Court, D. Nebraska
MEMORANDUM AND ORDER
Richard G. Kopf Senior United States District Judge
a pro se litigant currently in the custody of the Nebraska
Department of Correctional Services (“NDCS”),
filed his Complaint on May 29, 2018, seeking damages related
to injuries he received from an attack by another inmate on
September 3, 2016, at the Lincoln Diagnostic and Evaluation
Center (“DEC”). (Filing No. 1.)
Plaintiff was given leave to proceed in forma pauperis.
(Filing No. 12.) After initial review, the court
determined Plaintiff's Complaint stated viable Eighth
Amendment claims against Defendant Corporal Sorensen in his
individual capacity and permitted Plaintiff to file an
amended complaint to state a plausible Eighth Amendment claim
against Defendant Taggart Boyd and/or specific individuals
involved in Plaintiff's medical care at the DEC.
(Filing No. 26.)
17, 2019, Plaintiff filed an unsigned, handwritten
Supplemental and Amended Complaint. (Filing No. 27.)
After the clerk's office entered a text order directing
Plaintiff to correct the signature deficiency, Plaintiff
filed a typed, signed Supplemental and Amended Complaint that
is nearly identical to the unsigned pleading in substance.
(Filing No. 29.) The unsigned pleading (filing
no. 27) will be stricken, and the court now conducts a
review of the signed Supplemental and Amended Complaint
(filing no. 29) pursuant to 28 U.S.C. §
SUMMARY OF SUPPLEMENTAL AND AMENDED COMPLAINT
Supplemental and Amended Complaint, Plaintiff alleges the
Defendant Taggart Boyd['s] action and inaction
contributed to my injuries due to his failure to investigate
and make sure plaintiff:
a) He failed to make sure that the unnamed defendants
provided adequate medical treatment.
b) He failed to follow up on the assualt [sic].
c) He failed to follow up on plaintiff's treatment.
d) He failed to follow up on both of plaintiff's
grievances that were submitted to him.
e) He failed to thoroughly investigate the incident and other
f) He failed to provide safety and security to plaintiff and
the institution as a whole.
g) He interferred [sic] with plaintiff to rightfully
prosecute his assailant.
h) He failed to look into the matter of why the defendant
Corporal Sorensen violated certain Rules and Regulations of
the Institution as ...