No. 87-2351.

906 F.2d 192 (1990)

David Lewis ADAMS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. K. HANSEN, Defendant-Appellee.

United States Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit.

July 23, 1990.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

David L. Adams, pro se.

Lawrence Wells, Asst. Atty. Gen., Jim Mattox, Atty. Gen., Austin, Tex., for defendant-appellee.

Before GEE, SMITH and WIENER, Circuit Judges.

GEE, Circuit Judge:

David Lewis Adams, a Texas prisoner, brought this § 1983 action against a prison guard. After a Spears hearing, the trial court made findings and dismissed the suit as frivolous. Adams appeals.

Adams's complaint is that the defendant guard, in an act of gratuitous brutality, grabbed and twisted his right arm in an attempt to break it. Next, he asserts, the guard then put the "lid" on plaintiff's fingers and placed all his weight...

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