These police officers are sued in their individual capacity and in their official capacity as
police officers for the City of Selma, Alabama.
Submitted along with the Plaintiffs' Complaint is a request for paperwork so that the
Plaintiffs can seek leave to proceed in forma pauperis. This court makes no determination with
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE MIDDLE DISTRICT OF ALABAMA
ORLANDO BETHEL, et al.,
) CASE NO. 2:06-cv-870-MEF
THE CITY OF SELMA, ALABAMA, et al., )
(WO-Not Intended for Publication)
On September 28, 2006, Orlando Bethel and Glynis Bethel filed this pro se lawsuit
individually and on behalf of three minor children. The suit is brought pursuant to 42 U.S.C.
§ 1983 for alleged violations of Plaintiffs rights pursuant to the First, Fourth, and Fourteenth
Amendments to the United States Constitution. The named Defendants to this action are the
City of Selma, Alabama and several police officers of the City of Selma, Alabama.1
Plaintiffs' Complaint seeks a temporary restraining order, a preliminary injunction, a
permanent injunction, injunctive relief, declaratory judgment, and damages. Specifically,
Plaintiffs challenge a City of Selma Ordinance as being unconstitutional and complain about
their arrest at the hands of the police officers in Selma, Alabama. Upon review of the factual
allegations presented in the Complaint, the Court concludes that this case should be
transferred to the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama pursuant
to 28 U.S.C. § 1404.
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Bethel et al v. The City of Selma et al
respect to such request as the assessment and collection of any filing fee should be undertaken by
the United States District Court for the Southern District of Alabama.
A civil action filed under authority of 42 U.S.C. § 19