Seattle Police Officer's GoFundMe page

Police Launch Federal Lawsuit, $100k GoFundMe Campaign to Fight Brutality Reforms


Seattle police officers have launched a $100,000 GoFundMe fundraising page in order to raise money to help fund a lawsuit filed to fight federal reforms targeting use-of-force policies.

The lawsuit, which was filed in May, counts more than 100 officers with the Seattle Police Department as plaintiffs. It alleges that US Department of Justice reforms meant to reduce police brutality, “favor criminals over the personal safety of law enforcement officers.”

“This policy is the greatest threat to the city’s public safety in our time,” says the fundraising page created Aug. 30 by Officer Robert Mahoney under the category “emergency.”

“Instead of allowing officers to respond to immediate threats of harm with reasonable force, they want us to first go through a complicated, contradictory and confusing checklist of requirements, criteria and options, under circumstances that are by nature tense, uncertain, and rapidly unfolding – even in the face of deadly threats,” Mahoney says.

The fund-raiser hopes to earn $100,000 to cover legal costs as the lawsuit, which targets the U.S. Attorney General and several Seattle city officials, was filed without any legal representation after the Seattle Police Officer’s Guild rejected the litigation.

The city adopted the policies Jan. 1 to put a stop to police brutality after a DOJ investigation found Seattle officers frequently used excessive force and biased policing.

“This case may affect American law enforcement and public safety for decades to come,” Mahoney says. “We are prepared to pursue it as far as necessary.”

In the past week, the fund-raiser has failed to raise more than 3 percent of its goal, receiving just $2,720 from 26, primarily anonymous, donors.

  • IHateFatChicks

    Most LE is comprised of narcissistic sociopaths, pathological liars, violent psychopaths and troglodytes with double digit IQ’s.

  • theallseeingmaster .

    The police are very well paid; why are the begging for money when they have plenty of their own? Can’t these cops come up with $100 each if this issue is so important to THEM?

    • WarIsMassMurder

      They are counting on Americans unwavering belief in the benevolence of authority…. to fund their own demise…

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  • dufas_duck

    Let the suspected criminals investigate themselves just as the police investigate themselves and the crime rate will drop to somewhere near zero.

    The police always come up with ‘protect public safety’ when it is the public that always pays for police mistakes, many times with the lives of the public…….

    A real hero will put their life in danger to protect your life….a policeman puts your life in danger to protect his life even when there is no danger…..

  • John Rooney

    It occurred to me the other day when reading an article about a bus driver getting killed after pushing a student out of the way, saving the kids life, that thank god it wasn’t a police officer, for apparently, a cops life always comes first. Now, there are officers who have acted heroically and I don’t wish to label them all. However, the fact that the thought came to mind suggests my level of outrage over the state of policing in what is more and more a police state.

  • Rogue cops cost us money

    As printed here Seattle PD is still has a warped mindset on how police should act toward the public. There should be mandatory drug testing, and physiological exams for the whole department.

  • ShadowCrow

    So, “GoFundMe”, huh? How about “GoFu–Yourself.”