- Associated Press - Tuesday, August 26, 2014

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - The Tulsa police chief has ordered a department division to remove a donation bucket for the Ferguson, Missouri, police officer who shot an unarmed 18-year-old.

The container had a written note attached to it that said, “Can you spare $1.00 for Officer D. Wilson Ferguson P.D. Legal Fund?” The Tulsa World reported (https://bit.ly/1tG4RER ). The bucket was inside of the department’s Gilcrease Division and Tulsa’s police chief ordered it removed after learning about it Saturday from a citizen.

Wilson, who is white, shot and killed Michael Brown, who is black, on Aug. 9. Brown’s death has prompted protests calling for Wilson’s arrest and prosecution. A grand jury is considering evidence and the federal government is also investigating.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan said he did not know how long the bucket was at the building.

“I got with the appropriate deputy chief of operations and then told (the division commanders) I want the buckets removed because they violated city policy,” Jordan said. “We are not allowed to solicit donations for anything in the workplace because of city policy, unless it’s approved by the city of Tulsa.”


Information from: Tulsa World, https://www.tulsaworld.com

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