Online fundraising for Tulsa reserve deputy suspended by Indiegogo

This is an archived article and the information in the article may be outdated. Please look at the time stamp on the story to see when it was last updated.

Robert Bates

TULSA – An attempt to raise defense funds for Tulsa Reserve Deputy Robert Bates received no donations before crowd funding site Indiegogo suspended the campaign.

Time magazine reports that the campaign was launched Monday, April 13, the same day Bates was charged with Second-Degree Manslaughter.

Indiegogo suspended it on Tuesday, April 14.

The campaign, started by an anonymous poster shortly after footage of the shooting went public, was seeking up to $25,000 for a legal defense fund, according to Time.

“Help us end the vicious attacks on police,” the organizer wrote.

The page was taken down the same day Bates turned himself in.

Indiegogo told Time, “Our trust and safety team regularly conducts verifications and this campaign is currently suspended pending review.”

Crowdfund Insider says Indiegogo recently shut down the donation page for South Carolina officer Michael Slager, saying it was “removed from GoFundMe due to a violation of our Terms and Conditions.”

Report a typo


Notice: you are using an outdated browser. Microsoft does not recommend using IE as your default browser. Some features on this website, like video and images, might not work properly. For the best experience, please upgrade your browser.