Rodney Arzan Cobbs, Plaintiff-appellant, v. W.r. Shuman, Detective, Harold Chaplin, Defendants-appellees, 836 F.2d 545 (4th Cir. 1987)

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US Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit - 836 F.2d 545 (4th Cir. 1987) Submitted Sept. 30, 1987. Decided Dec. 18, 1987

Rodney Arzan Cobbs, appellant pro se.

Before WIDENER, SPROUSE, and WILKINS, Circuit Judges.


A review of the record and the district court's opinion discloses that this appeal from its order denying relief under 42 U.S. Sec. 1983 is without merit. We take care to note, however, that several of petitioner's claims were dismissed without prejudice by the district court. Plaintiff, therefore, retains the option of refiling these claims in a concise complaint in compliance with Fed. R. Civ. P. 8(a). If refiled, this complaint should go beyond mere conclusory allegations and detail the facts upon which plaintiff's claims are based. Because the dispositive issues recently have been decided authoritatively, we dispense with oral argument and affirm the judgment below on the reasoning of the district court. Cobbs v. Shuman, C/A No. 87-742-AM (E.D. Va. August 13, 1987).