Despite Bipartisan Support, Police Transparency Bill Faces Another Veto

HARRISBURG (WSKG) — A proposal struck down by Governor Tom Wolf last session is back in the legislature, and may very well pass again.  The measure aims to shield police officers from public scrutiny after they’ve been involved with shootings or other similar incidents. And though it has fairly bipartisan support, lawmakers are hard-pressed to figure out a way to get Wolf to sign it. House Bill 27 would keep local police departments from releasing names of officers involved in shootings for at least 30 days following an incident. It saw strong opposition from the ACLU and governor, but passed both chambers last session. This session, it again passed the House.