GoFundMe page for accused officer Jason Van Dyke removed
CHICAGO — A GoFundMe page for a Chicago Police Officer, charged with murder, has been removed.
Officer Jason Van Dyke is charged with first-degree murder for the 2014 shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Van Dyke was not charged until after a judge ruled that a police dashcam video of the shooting should be released.
On Monday, his wife posted a GoFundMe page to raise money for her husband’s bond.
The page did not mention Van Dyke’s name.
The GoFundMe page titled “JVD Bond Fund” was removed from the site the next day.
It had raised more than $10,000 in donations.
“The campaign in question was removed for a violation of our terms and conditions,” GoFundMe spokesperson Kelsea Little told DNAinfo.com Chicago. “GoFundMe does not accept campaigns for the defense or support of anyone alleged to be involved in criminal activity. All donations will be automatically refunded to the donors.”