Mohammed Omran v. Nicole Roy

Case: 17-30305 Document: 00514503438 Page: 1 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 IN THE UNITED STATES COURT OF APPEALS FOR THE FIFTH CIRCUIT United States Court of Appeals Fifth Circuit FILED No. 17-30305 June 6, 2018 Lyle W. Cayce MOHAMMED AHMED HASSAN ABDALLAH OMRAN, Clerk Plaintiff - Appellant v. UNITED STATES OF AMERICA; STEPHANIE FINLEY, in her personal and official capacity, Defendants - Appellees Appeals from the United States District Court for the Western District of Louisiana USDC No. 1:16-CV-42 Before HIGGINBOTHAM, DENNIS, and COSTA, Circuit Judges. PER CURIAM:* Mohammed Ahmed Hassan Abdallah Omran brought this pro se civil action pursuant to Bivens v. Six Unknown Named Agents of the Federal Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs, 403 U.S. 388 (1971), the Federal Tort Claims Act, and 42 U.S.C. §§ 1985, 1986 as well as state law. Omran is currently an immigration detainee, but his lawsuit arises out of constitutional * Pursuant to 5TH CIR. R. 47.5, the court has determined that this opinion should not be published and is not precedent except under the limited circumstances set forth in 5TH CIR. R. 47.5.4. Case: 17-30305 Document: 00514503438 Page: 2 Date Filed: 06/06/2018 No. 17-30305 violations that allegedly occurred while he was in custody of the United States Marshals Service (USMS) for an appearance in a federal criminal proceeding. Omran’s essential allegations are that his personal computer was illegally searched, seized, and tampered with while he was in custody of the USMS. He further contends that data was removed from the computer’s hard drive, resulting in loss of personal documents and digital property. In connection with this alleged incident, Omran asserts various federal and state law claims against the United States, retired Deputy United States Marshal Nicole Roy, an “unknown computer expert,” former United States Attorney Stephanie Finley, and Immigrations and Customs Enforcement Agent Scott Sutterfield. 1 Omran’s claims in this suit are identical to claims he brought in an action filed in April 2015 against the United States, Roy, and the “unnamed computer expert” in Omran v. United States, No. 15-CV-1418, 2015 WL 4134826, (W.D. La. July 8, 2015), aff’d, 668 F. App’x 131 (5th Cir. 2016). That action was ultimately dismissed with prejudice. Omran also asserted identical claims regarding the alleged seizure of his computer against the United States, Roy, and other federal actors/employees in a case filed in the District of Massachusetts in October 2014. That case was also dismissed in its entirety. See Omran v. United States, No. 14-CV-13881, 2016 WL 4158556, (D. Mass. June 22, 2016). The district court dismissed Omran’s instant complaint, holding that that res judicata barred his claims and that he failed to comply with proper filing procedures as a three-strike offender under 28 U.S.C. § 1915(g). The court later granted in part Omran’s motion for reconsideration, concluding that res judicata did not apply to Omran’s individual-capacity claims against Finley 1 The Government states that three of the individual defendants were never served in this action and thus only the United States filed defensive pleadings ...

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