CROWNSVILLE, Md. (WNEW) — A local Fraternal Order of Police Lodge has sent support to Ferguson, Missouri in the way of a donation for the legal fees of Officer Darren Wilson, who shot and killed 18-year-old Michael Brown sparking over a week of tense protests.

On the GoFundMe page for Officer Wilson’s legal fees, the Maryland Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 70 is listed as one of the top donors. It represents Anne Arundel County officers and gave over $1,000.

A new fundraising page on GoFundMe was also been created for Officer Wilson, and has already raised over $50,000.

However, it’s a move that doesn’t have the support of Anne Arundel County Police Chief Kevin Davis, saying this is a time he will agree to disagree with the FOP President.

WNEW’s Cameron Thompson spoke with other local FOP leaders including Montgomery, Howard, Prince George’s counties, D.C., Fairfax and Loudoun-Dulles who say they do not have plans to make similar contributions.

The president of the Loudoun-Dulles FOP is also the vice president of the Virginia FOP, representing all FOPs in the state.

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WNEW’s Cameron Thompson contributed to this report. Follow him and WNEW on Twitter.


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