Donors give nearly $700K after events in Ferguson

5 years 11 months 6 days ago Wednesday, August 27 2014 Aug 27, 2014 Wednesday, August 27, 2014 1:58:00 PM CDT August 27, 2014 in News
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) - Hundreds of thousands of dollars have poured into online fundraising sites on behalf of the family of a black 18-year-old and the white police officer who fatally shot him.

As of Wednesday, nearly $700,000 was raised for both sides through the website GoFundMe.com.

An attorney for Michael Brown's parents, Benjamin Crump, set up the Michael Brown Memorial Fund, which has raised $280,000 from more than 9,300 people in 13 days.

Two sites supporting officer Darren Wilson have drawn more than $410,000 from nearly 10,000 contributors.

A local grand jury is reviewing the Aug. 9 shooting, and the Justice Department is conducting its own civil rights investigation.

As of Wednesday, Wilson has not been charged with any wrongdoing.

 

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