WHITAKER v. VA VA 07 017 17 049 16036 01 011 11 007 08 002 07 017 (2020)
United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.
Jeffrey D. WHITAKER, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. ULRICHIE; D A Taylor, Deputy/IHD; B F Razos, Deputy/IHD; D Richey, Deputy; J Mallory, Deputy; Armor, Deputy; Dept. Taylor; Cpl Stewart, Defendants - Appellees, VA. Beach Sheriff Office; VA. Beach City Jail; Ken Stolle, Sheriff; R. S. Asuncion, Sergeant; Capt. Brown; Sgt. Gilbert; Lt. (07-017); Sgt. Midgett; Lt. Omeil; Cpl N. Apfh; Dep (17-049); Dep (16036); Dep (01-011); Dep (11-007); Dep (08-002); Cpl (07-017); Lt. Thompson; Cpt Holcomb; Cpt Vargo, Defendants.
Decided: August 24, 2020
Before KING, FLOYD, and QUATTLEBAUM, Circuit Judges.
Jeffrey D. Whitaker, Appellant Pro Se.
Jeffrey D. Whitaker appeals the district court's order dismissing his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 complaint without prejudice pursuant to Fed. R. Civ. P. 41(b). On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the informal brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Whitaker's informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, he 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 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion.
Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.
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