Family Of Nick Christie, Man Who Died In Florida Jail’s Restraint Chair, Settles Lawsuit [note: Mr. Christie died as a direct result of use of the restraint chair (and pepper spray), but not in the restraint chair]
After Huffington Post and other outlets reported in January 2012 on the incident, Florida Gov. Rick Scott asked the Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) to investigate the deputies involved in Christie’s death. A week later, the FDLE announced that there wasn’t enough evidence of wrongdoing even to begin an investigation. The settlement of the civil suit likely means the end of any effort to hold accountable the law enforcement officers responsible for Nick Christie’s death. Whatever the amount, it will be paid by Florida taxpayers, not the officers themselves.
Florida Governor Rick Scott encourages his constituents to invite their friends to vacation here. Like most of his ideas – per the video in this instance – it’s incredibly reckless.
Additional information about Nick Christie’s homicide-by-officers can be found here: