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COUNTY OF MUSKOGEE, a subordinate political entity in the State of Oklahoma; CLIFF SINYARD, former Sheriff of Muskogee County, in his official capacity; SHIRLEY SHORES, in her individual and official capacity,


No. 04-7013

(D.C. No. CV-03-297-WH)

(E.D. Okla.)


Before BRISCOE, ANDERSON, and MURPHY, Circuit Judges.

After examining the briefs and appellate record, this panel has determined unanimously to grant the parties' request for a decision on the briefs without oral argument. See Fed. R. App. P. 34(f); 10th Cir. R. 34.1(G). The case is therefore ordered submitted without oral argument.

Plaintiff Earl Watson appeals the district court's order granting defendants' motions for summary judgment on his 42 U.S.C. § 1983 claim alleging that defendants delayed in providing him proper medical care for an eye injury while he was incarcerated at the Muskogee County Jail. Mr. Watson argues that the district court erred in granting summary judgment because 1) there was evidence of deliberate indifference on the part of the County; 2) Mr. Sinyard's knowledge could be inferred, he failed to supervise jail personnel, and there was a lack of policy concerning medical requests at the time of the incident; and 3) Ms. Shores was personally involved in the circumstances that resulted in the loss of Mr. Watson's eye. We review the district court's grant of summary judgment de novo, applying the same standard as the district court. Simms v. Okla. ex. rel. Dep't of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Servs., 165 F.3d 1321, 1326 (10th Cir. 1999).

Having reviewed the briefs, the record, and the applicable law, we conclude that the district court correctly decided this case. We therefore AFFIRM the judgment for substantially the same reasons stated by the district court in its Order filed January 5, 2004.

Entered for the Court

Michael R. Murphy

Circuit Judge

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*. This order and judgment is not binding precedent, except under the doctrines of law of the case, res judicata, and collateral estoppel. The court generally disfavors the citation of orders and judgments; nevertheless, an order and judgment may be cited under the terms and conditions of 10th Cir. R. 36.3.

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