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$1.5 Million Raised on GoFundMe for French Officer Involved in Teen Shooting



A fundraiser for the family of the French officer who fatally shot a 17-year-old boy had raised more than $1.5 million early Tuesday, igniting fresh outrage in France after days of violent protests.

The GoFundMe campaign aimed to raise about $54,000 for the officer’s family but within four days had raised several times that amount, with donations pouring in from more than 46,000 people.

A similar fundraiser to help the mother of the victim — a teenager of North African descent, identified as Nahel M., who was killed during a traffic stop in a Parisian suburb last week — had collected just over $200,000 as of Monday, according to Le Monde.

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