Death

Growing anger over 2009 death of Nick Christie in Florida

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.

About Michael R. Gideon

Writer, teacher, dog walker, guitarist, husband, father, reader, journalist etc. I mainly write at 100gf | Politics and Computers, but occasionally at other sites such as TV Vomit and Indie Bookspot. My Google Plus profile.

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