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United States Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit.

Alton ADAMS, Plaintiff - Appellant, v. Deputy David PRITCHARD; Jay Koon, Lexington County Sheriff, Defendants - Appellees.

No. 19-6628

Decided: August 23, 2019

Before FLOYD and RUSHING, Circuit Judges, and SHEDD, Senior Circuit Judge. Alton Adams, Appellant Pro Se. Michael Stephen Pauley, PAULEY LAW FIRM, LLC, Lexington, South Carolina, for Appellee.

Alton Adams appeals the district court's order denying relief on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 (2012) complaint. On appeal, we confine our review to the issues raised in the Appellant's brief. See 4th Cir. R. 34(b). Because Adams’ informal brief does not challenge the basis for the district court's disposition, Adams 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Affirmed by unpublished per curiam opinion. Unpublished opinions are not binding precedent in this circuit.

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