United States District Court, D. South Carolina
April 22, 2014
Jerman O. Barton, Plaintiff,
Jordan Williams, Lieutenant; James Johnson, Sergeant; Michael Marquardt, Sergeant; Wellington Williams, CPL; and Ringold, Ofc., Defendants.
REPORT AND RECOMMENDATION
SHIVA V. HODGES, Magistrate Judge.
Plaintiff, proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, brought this action alleging violations of his constitutional rights pursuant to 42 U.S.C. § 1983. Defendants filed a motion for summary judgment on February 18, 2014. [Entry #25]. As Plaintiff is proceeding pro se, the court entered an order pursuant to Roseboro v. Garrison, 528 F.2d 309 (4th Cir. 1975) on February 19, 2014, advising him of the importance of the motion for summary judgment and of the need for him to file an adequate response. [Entry #26]. Plaintiff was specifically advised that if he failed to respond adequately, Defendants' motion may be granted. Notwithstanding the specific warning and instructions set forth in the court's Roseboro order, Plaintiff failed to respond to the motion.
On April 2, 2014, the court ordered Plaintiff to advise whether he wished to continue with the case by April 16, 2014. [Entry #28]. Plaintiff has filed no response. As such, it appears to the court that he does not oppose Defendants' motion and wishes to abandon this action. Based on the foregoing, the undersigned recommends this action be dismissed with prejudice for failure to prosecute. See Davis v. Williams, 588 F.2d 69, 70 (4th Cir. 1978); Fed.R.Civ.P. 41(b).
IT IS SO RECOMMENDED.