Fundraising website disallows contributions for officers in Freddie Gray case – The Baltimore Sun

A popular fundraising website has disallowed contributions for the Baltimore officers charged in the death of Freddie Gray. The Baltimore police union on Friday opened an account with the California-based GoFundMe.com website to raise money for six officers charged in the case. But a company spokeswoman said the page has been removed.

“GoFundMe removed the fundraising campaign created for the Baltimore police officers involved in the death of Freddie Gray,” spokeswoman Kelsea Little said. “GoFundMe cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law. The campaign clearly stated that the money raised would be used to assist the officers with their legal fees, which is a direct violation of GoFundMe’s terms. Specifically, ‘campaigns in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts’ are not permitted on GoFundMe.” (Source: Read more)

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