No. 05-1239.

436 F.3d 709 (2005)

James CURTIS, Plaintiff-Appellant, v. Percy TIMBERLAKE and Charles Jefferson, Defendants-Appellees.

United States Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit.

Decided October 6, 2005.

Published January 27, 2006.

Attorney(s) appearing for the Case

James Curtis (submitted), Joliet, IL, pro se.

Daniel J. Fahlgren, Office of the Cook County State's Attorney, Chicago, IL, for Defendants-Appellees.

Before COFFEY, ROVNER, and WOOD, Circuit Judges.


James Curtis brought suit under 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claiming as relevant here that guards Percy Timberlake and Charles Jefferson violated his right to due process by assaulting him without provocation while he was a pretrial detainee at the Cook County jail in Chicago. A magistrate judge, presiding by consent, granted summary judgment for the guards, reasoning that Curtis filed his complaint without first exhausting his administrative remedies as required...

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