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GoFundMe Page For Accused Officer Jason Van Dyke Removed

(Gigionthat) A GoFundMe page for a Chicago Police Officer, charged with murder, has been removed.


The page was started by the wife of Jason Van Dyke who was charged with murder on Tuesday in the shooting death of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald apparently posted a GoFundMe page raising money online for her husband’s bond.

Around 11 a.m. Tuesday, the GoFundMe page titled “JVD Bond Fund” was removed from the site after it had generated more than $10,000 in donations.

Kelsea Little, a spokeswoman for GoFundMe, said it was the fundraiser site’s decision to remove the JVD Bond Fund campaign.

“The campaign in question was removed for a violation of our terms and conditions,” 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.”

The fundraiser’s creator, a woman named Tiffany, had written on the fundraiser page about her husband, “a Chicago police officer for almost 15 years … [who] was in a shooting that has been covered extensively by the media.”

Public records show Chicago Police officer Jason Van Dyke’s wife is named Tiffany Van Dyke.

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