United States District Court, D. Oregon, Medford Division
OPINION & ORDER
AIKEN UNITED STATES DISTRICT JUDGE.
Matthew Robert Pusateri and Dalton Robert Pusateri seek leave
to proceed in forma pauperis (IFP) in this civil
rights action against the Klamath County Sheriffs Office
(KCSO) and a number of individual deputy sheriffs employed by
KCSO. For the reasons set forth below, the Pusateris'
Complaint, ECF No. 1, is DISMISSED with leave to amend. The
Court defers ruling on the Pusateris' Application for
Leave to Proceed IFP, ECF No. 2, pending submission of an
Pusateris' Complaint is disjointed and difficult to read.
It largely consists of a disconnected recitation of incidents
and grievances, apparently involving an unnamed home
owner's association (HOA), as well as conflicts between
the Pusateris and various private individuals and Klamath
County employees. The following summary is derived from the
first claim, the Pusateris allege that KCSO Deputy Ryan
Huntsman responded to a report of assault on August 29, 2012.
The details of the alleged assault are not included, nor are
details of Deputy Huntsman's investigation, other than
that he interviewed both parties. At some point after this,
someone, presumably the Pusateris, discovered that an HO A
president named Mark Thompson was involved in a theft. On
September 12, 2012, someone named Matt Langsford and his
girlfriend Jasmin were held hostage by three armed men,
allegedly in retaliation for the events of August 29, 2012.
The Complaint offers no details about any of these
individuals or events, nor does it explain how they are
Pusateri's second claim appears to involve two separate
incidents. The first, which took place on April 30, 2013,
involves an altercation between "KFFE HOA Treasurer
Linda Rossiter" and an unnamed HOA member in which
Rossiter is alleged to have been on the unnamed HOA
member's property while armed with a rifle. Rossiter was
arrested by KCSO Deputy Mark Borges, although the Pusateris
"don't think she faced charges."
second incident occurred on July 7-8, 2013. On July 7, 2013,
the Pusateris allege that KCSO received a call from an
individual named Bill Beaumont, in which Beaumont threatened
to kill Matthew Pusateri if KCSO did not respond. In the
early hours of July 8, 2013, KCSO deputies responded to
reports of gunshots, apparently fired by Beaumont. There are
no details about this incident, other than that the Pusateris
were unsatisfied with the KCSO deputies' investigation.
The Pusateris allege that two days after the incident,
Beaumont "fired three shots in a tan truck, " No
other details are alleged.
Pusateris' third claim alleges that Matthew Pusateri
drove to KCSO headquarters on October 10, 2013, to report
misconduct and financial irregularities. Who precisely
committed these offenses is unclear, although the Court
infers that it involved the Pusateris' HOA. KCSO deputies
told the Pusateris that it was a civil matter and declined to
Pusateris' fourth claim alleges that an individual named
Steven Edward Dann (or Danne) was murdered on May 10, 2014.
The Pusateris claim that Dann was murdered with the same
guns, and presumably the same individuals, who were involved
in the July 8, 2013 incident. The Pusateris reported their
suspicions to the authorities in Klamath County, who declined