GoFundMe Shuts Down Fundraising Page for Baltimore Police

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Six Baltimore, Maryland, police officers, were charged May 1, 2015, in the death of Freddie Gray. Left to right: Lt. Brian Rice, Sgt. Alicia White, Ofc. William Porter, Ofc. Garrett Miller, Ofc. Edward Nero and Ofc. Caesar Goodson Jr. (Photos via CNN)

Crowdfunding site GoFundMe has shut down a campaign raising money for the six Baltimore police officers charged in death of Freddie Gray.

The Baltimore police union launched the page Friday, but a GoFundMe spokeswoman said the page has been removed because it violated 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 website specifically bars campaigns “in defense of formal charges or claims of heinous crimes, violent, hateful, sexual or discriminatory acts.”

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