WATKINS v. SECRETARY OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES MCI DPSCS (2019)
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Jovan WATKINS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. The SECRETARY OF DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC SAFETY AND CORRECTIONAL SERVICES; MCI-J D.O.C. Staff; Stephen T. Moyer, Secretary DPSCS; Tikaye Parker; Captain Lilly; Lt. Brown, Defendants-Appellees.
Decided: March 20, 2019
Before KEENAN and THACKER, Circuit Judges, and HAMILTON, Senior Circuit Judge.
Jovan Watkins, Appellant Pro Se.
Jovan Watkins appeals the district court's order denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) complaint. We have reviewed the record and agree with the district court that Watkins failed to establish the subjective component of his deliberate indifference claim. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 178 (4th Cir. 2014) (providing standard). Accordingly, we affirm substantially for the reasons stated by the district court.* Watkins v. Sec'y of Dep't of Pub. Safety & Corr. Servs., No. 1:17-cv-01153-JKB, 2018 WL 3818878 (D. Md. Aug. 10, 2018). We also deny Watkins’ pending motions for the appointment of counsel, for a transcript at government expense, and to enforce a fee order. We dispense with oral argument because the facts and legal contentions are adequately presented in the materials before this court and argument would not aid the decisional process.
FOOTNOTE. In his informal brief, Watkins does not challenge the district court's rejection of his claim against Defendant Moyer, so Watkins has forfeited appellate review of that portion of the district court's order. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b); Jackson, 775 F.3d at 177 (noting importance of Rule 34(b) ).
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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