United States District Court, Northern District of Illinois
May 30, 2012
CITY OF ROMEOVILLE ET AL
Name of Assigned Judge Sitting Judge if Other or Magistrate Judge Virginia M. Kendall than Assigned Judge
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Annan's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis  is denied because his financial affidavit does not set forth his inability to pay the mandated court fees. Annan is free to pay the mandated filing fees and present his Complaint to this Court again.
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Plaintiff Kenneth Annan moves to proceed in forma pauperis without the full prepayment of filing fees.
Annan brings a cause of action against the City of Romeoville, Romeoville Police Officer R. Zamborowski, two Unknown Romeoville Police Officers, Steve Timmer, and Spotless Express alleging violations of 42 U.S.C. § 1983 and the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments for false arrest, unlawful detention, excessive force, deliberate indifference to the medical needs of a pretrial detainee, and malicious prosecution.
Pursuant to 28 U.S.C. § 1915(a), the Court may authorize Annan to proceed in forma pauperis if he is unable to pay the mandated court fees. Annan need not be penniless to proceed in forma pauperis under § 1915(a)(1). See Zaun v. Dobbin, 628 F.2d 990, 992 (7th Cir. 1980). Instead, he is eligible to proceed in forma pauperis if payment of the filing fee will prevent him from providing for life's necessities. See id. According to his financial affidavit, Annan is currently unemployed and was last employed from February 9, 2009 through July 7, 2010. At that time Annan was employed by the City Colleges of Chicago, earning $1,200 per month. Annan is married, and his financial affidavit states that his wife has an income of $23,000 per month. In the last twelve months, Annan has made professional income in the amount of $4,200 . His wife owns a car with a current value of $3,000, in which she has $1,000 in equity. Based on these facts, Annan's financial affidavit does not set forth his inability to pay the mandated court fees.
Annan's Motion to Proceed In Forma Pauperis is denied because his financial affidavit does not set forth his inability to pay the mandated court fees. Annan is free to pay the mandated filing fees and present his Complaint to this Court again.
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