Randy Lee LASSITER, Jr., Plaintiff - Appellant, v. S. Ivette KUYATEN, Commonwealth-Prosecutor; Ryan Matthew Shepherd, Detective; Neal Gray Crowder, Detective, Defendants - Appellees.
Decided: December 05, 2019
Before WILKINSON and NIEMEYER, Circuit Judges, and TRAXLER, Senior Circuit Judge.
Randy Lee Lassiter, Jr., Appellant Pro Se.
Randy Lee Lassiter, Jr., appeals the district court's order dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) action under 28 U.S.C. § 1915A(b) (2012). On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Lassiter's informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Lassiter has forfeited appellate review of the court's order. See Jackson v. Lightsey, 775 F.3d 170, 177 (4th Cir. 2014) (“The informal brief is an important document; under Fourth Circuit rules, our review is limited to issues preserved in that brief.”). Accordingly, we affirm the district court's judgment. We deny Lassiter's motion for the appointment of counsel. 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.
Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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