Crowdfunding Website For Baltimore Police Charged In Freddie Gray’s Murder Shut Down

A “crowdfunding” site for a campaign to raise money for the six Baltimore police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray was shut down, according to The L.A. Times.

The Baltimore police union launched a GoFundMe page Friday, but a spokeswoman said the page has been removed because it violated GoFundMe company policy.

“GoFundMe cannot be used to benefit those who are charged with serious violations of the law,” said Kelsea Little, GoFundMe’s public relations manager. “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.”

The L.A. Times writes that the website specifically bars campaigns “in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts.”

http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-gofundme-baltimore-cops-20150502-story.html