Wolf ve­toes bill on when to ID cops in­volved in deadly force

Daily Local News (West Chester, PA) - - LOCAL NEWS -

HARRISBURG >> Gov. Tom Wolf on Mon­day ve­toed leg­is­la­tion that would have re­stricted the sit­u­a­tions in which po­lice of­fi­cers are iden­ti­fied af­ter fir­ing their weapon or us­ing force that re­sults in death or se­ri­ous in­jury, say­ing de­ci­sions about with­hold­ing such in­for­ma­tion are best left to in­di­vid­ual de­part­ments.

The bill passed both cham­bers in the Repub­li­can-con­trolled House and Se­nate by veto-proof ma­jori­ties, de­spite protests by some ur­ban law­mak­ers that it would worsen com­mu­nity re­la­tions by ad­vanc­ing what they called a lack of trans­parency.

Po­lice unions sup­ported the bill, and its back­ers said it pro­vided protection to of­fi­cers in the charged days fol­low­ing an en­counter whose facts are murky.

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