A growing campaign is calling for a full investigation into the death of 62-year-old Nick Christie, who died in 2009 after allegedly being strapped naked to a chair and pepper-sprayed to death by Florida police officers.
The incident is becoming a focal point for growing concern about the behaviour of US police officers. Christie was arrested in March 2009 after suffering an alleged mental breakdown. He was allegedly pepper-sprayed ten times during a 43-hour ordeal.
Despite concerns over Christie’s death, no officers have ever been charged in connection with the incident. It remains to be seen whether, two and a half years later, a growing online campaign can force authorities in Florida to take the matter seriously.