Florence Cnty. Sheriff's Office

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Civil Action No.: 4:18-cv-00600-RBH-KDW (D.S.C. Sep. 12, 2018)

Civil Action No.: 4:18-cv-00600-RBH-KDW


Erica Woodberry, Plaintiff, v. Florence County Sheriff's Office, Florence County, Florence County Detention Center, and Sergeant Freddie Page, Defendants.


This matter is before the Court for review of the Report and Recommendation ("R & R") of United States Magistrate Judge Kaymani D. West, made in accordance with 28 U.S.C. § 636(b) and Local Civil Rule 73.02(B)(2) (D.S.C.). See ECF No. 41. The Magistrate Judge recommends that the Court dismiss two defendants from this action with prejudice. Id. at p. 6.

The Magistrate Judge makes only a recommendation to this Court. The recommendation has no presumptive weight, and the responsibility to make a final determination remains with this Court. See Mathews v. Weber, 423 U.S. 261, 270-71 (1976). The Court is charged with making a de novo determination of those portions of the R & R to which specific objection is made, and the Court may accept, reject, or modify, in whole or in part, the recommendation of the Magistrate Judge or recommit the matter with instructions. See 28 U.S.C. § 636(b)(1); Fed. R. Civ. P. 72(b).

No party has filed objections to the R & R, and the time for doing so has expired. In the absence of objections to the R & R, the Court is not required to give any explanation for adopting the Magistrate Judge's recommendations. See Camby v. Davis, 718 F.2d 198, 199-200 (4th Cir. 1983). The Court reviews only for clear error in the absence of an objection. See Diamond v. Colonial Life & Acc. Ins. Co., 416 F.3d 310, 315 (4th Cir. 2005) (stating that "in the absence of a timely filed objection, a district court need not conduct de novo review, but instead must 'only satisfy itself that there is no clear error on the face of the record in order to accept the recommendation'" (quoting Fed. R. Civ. P. 72 advisory committee's note)).

Objections were due by September 7, 2018. See ECF No. 41. --------

After a thorough review of the record in this case, the Court finds no clear error and therefore adopts and incorporates by reference the Magistrate Judge's R & R [ECF No. 41]. Accordingly, the Court DISMISSES Defendants Florence County and Florence County Detention Center with prejudice from this action.

IT IS SO ORDERED. Florence, South Carolina
September 12, 2018

s/ R. Bryan Harwell

R. Bryan Harwell

United States District Judge