In Pennsylvania, Controversy Over Police Shootings And Transparency04:37
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Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure to delay identification of a police officer involved in a shooting for 30 days or until an investigation is completed. Wolf says that when police shoot at civilians, the public has a right to know as much as possible. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
Gov. Tom Wolf has vetoed a measure to delay identification of a police officer involved in a shooting for 30 days or until an investigation is completed. Wolf says that when police shoot at civilians, the public has a right to know as much as possible. (Emma Lee/WHYY)
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Police departments around the country are continuing to feel pressure from community activists and civil rights groups to bolster transparency in the wake of police shootings.

In Pennsylvania, a controversial bill that was passed by the legislature — but vetoed by the state’s Democratic governor — would have made the public wait before knowing the name of a police officer who fires a weapon in the line of duty. Advocates for more police accountability consider the veto a big win, but law enforcement groups say the governor's decision could endanger officers' lives.

Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) from Here & Now contributor WHYY reports.

This segment aired on December 2, 2016.

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