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