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Donation Bucket For Police Officer Against City Policy

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The Tulsa police chief has ordered the department to remove a donation bucket that collected contributions for a Missouri officer authorities say fatally shot an unarmed man.

The Tulsa World reports the bucket was inside the department's Gilcrease Division and had a written note that asked for a dollar donation to help Officer Darren Wilson.

Officials say Wilson shot Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri. Brown's death has prompted protests that call for Wilson's arrest and prosecution.

Tulsa Police Chief Chuck Jordan says he learned about the container on Saturday, after a citizen told him. He says he doesn't know how long the bucket has been there.

Jordan says he immediately notified department officials to remove it because it violated city policy on donations being solicited at work.

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