ORDER DISMISSING CERTAIN CLAIMS AND DEFENDANTS FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF PLAINTIFF'S NOTICE OF WILLINGNESS TO PROCEED ONLY ON COGNIZABLE EIGHTH AMENDMENT CLAIM AGAINST DEFENDANTS AYON AND PELAYO
Plaintiff Louis Thomas Amps, a state prisoner proceeding pro se and in forma pauperis, filed this civil rights action pursuant to 42 U.S.C. §§ 1983 and 1985 on March 8, 2010. On May 13, 2011, the Magistrate Judge screened Plaintiff's complaint and found that it stated an Eighth Amendment claim against Defendants Ayon and Pelayo for failing to protect him, but it did not state a claim based on the failure of Defendants to investigate the attack on Plaintiff, a substantive due process claim, an equal protection claim, a section 1985 claim, or a First Amendment claim, and it did not state any claims against Defendants Escalante, Wiles, Manion, Ramirez, and Does 1 through 35. 28 U.S.C. § 1915A. Plaintiff was ordered to either file an amended complaint or notify the Court of his willingness to proceed only on his Eighth Amendment claim against Defendants Ayon and Pelayo. On May 25, 2011, Plaintiff notified the Court that he is willing to proceed only against Defendants Ayon and Pelayo.
Accordingly, pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915A, the Magistrate Judge's screening order, and Plaintiff's notice of willingness to proceed only on his cognizable claim, it is HEREBY ORDERED that:
1. This action for damages shall proceed on Plaintiff's complaint, filed March 8, 2010, against Defendants Ayon and Pelayo for failing to protect Plaintiff, in violation of the Eighth Amendment;
2. Plaintiff's claim for failure to investigate, substantive due process claim, equal protection claim, section 1985 claim, First Amendment claim, and claim for equitable relief are dismissed for failure to state a claim; and
3. Defendants Escalante, Wiles, Manion, Ramirez, and Does 1 through 35 are dismissed based on Plaintiff's failure to state any claims against them.
CHIEF UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE
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