July 20, 2006
I am pleased to report that my three year old federal civil rights action against the County of Sacramento was resolved on July 20th, 2006.
The Stipulation of Dismissal and Order includes language to insure that Members of the Board of Supervisors and the Sheriff are fully informed about this case and advised regarding “the detention of war protesters and California Welfare and Institutions Code Â§ 5150, and the citizen complaint process/civilian oversight of the Sheriffâ€™s Department”
Though I did not get all that I wanted, I did accomplish the majority of my goal, which was to bring awareness to the issue and a review of policies. I did my civic duty to push back when my civil rights were abused and threatened. I finish feeling good about myself, and happy it is settled.
UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
EASTERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO,
CASE NO. 2:03-CV-02319 WBS PAN(GGH)
STIPULATION OF DISMISSAL AND ORDER
[FRCP 41(a)(1) and (2)]
Complaint Filed: 11/06/03
All parties respectfully submit the following Stipulation of Dismissal and Order as follows:
1.Defendant COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO has agreed to withdraw its pending Motion for Summary Judgment which is scheduled on July 20, 2006. Plaintiff TIM CASTLEMAN has agreed to withdraw his pending motions also scheduled to be heard on July 20, 2006.
2.Although the COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO does not believe it has any liability in this case, in order for plaintiff TIM CASTLEMAN to agree to dismiss the case, George Hills Company, claims administrators handling this case on behalf of the COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, has agreed to privately advise the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors and the Sacramento County Sheriffâ€™s Department regarding this case and plaintiff TIM CASTLEMANâ€™s concerns about the detention of war protesters and California Welfare and Institutions Code Â§ 5150, and the citizen complaint process/civilian oversight of the Sheriffâ€™s Department.
3.As a result, it is hereby stipulated by and between plaintiff TIM CASTLEMAN and defendant COUNTY OF SACRAMENTO, all the parties to this action, through their designated counsel that the above-captioned action be and hereby is dismissed with prejudice pursuant to Federal Rule of Civil Procedure 41(a)(1) and (2). Each side to bear their own attorneysâ€™ fees and costs.
IT IS HEREBY STIPULATED.