If you’re a supporter of North Charleston, S.C., Police Officer Michael Slager and want to donate money to his case, you’ll not be going through GoFundMe, for sure.
According to ThinkProgress, the crowdfunding site refused the campaign in Slager’s name, claiming that it violated the site’s terms and conditions.
“After review by our team, the campaign set up for Officer Slager was removed from GoFundMe due to a violation of our terms and conditions,” the site’s public relations manager, Kelsea Little, told ThinkProgress.
On Tuesday Slager, a 33-year-old and a veteran of the North Charleston Police Department, was charged with first-degree murder in the shooting death of Walter Scott. Video footage showing Slager shooting Scott in the back as the 50-year-old man attempted to run away prompted swift action by officials.
According to ThinkProgress, GoFundMe did not say what terms and conditions were breached specifically, citing privacy.
So, as the site notes, supporters have taken the campaign over to IndieGoGo, although as of 3 p.m. Wednesday, it had so far gotten only two supporters, pledging $60.
“We’re campaigning to show our Support for Officer Michael T. Slager! We believe in all of our LEOs and want to publicly support them! Although he may have made mis-steps in judgement [sic] he was protecting the community,” the IndieGoGo campaign pleads. “Michael is a former Coast Guardsman with two stepchildren and a wife who is expecting a child, served for more than five years with the department without being disciplined. Please help in any way you can. He has served five years with the department without being disciplined.”
Read more at ThinkProgress.