Bill designed to protect police who injure or kill while on duty remains unsigned

HARRISBURG, Pa. (WHTM) – A bill sitting on Gov. Tom Wolf’s desk is supposed to protect police officers from retaliation.

Critics, however, say that legislation is special protection.

Thursday, the ACLU of Pennsylvania urged Wolf to veto the bill which makes it a crime to identify police officers who injured or killed someone within 30 days of the incident.

The bill’s sponsor, state Rep. Martina White, says public opinion in these cases prevents due process.

Under the bill, only district attorneys and the attorney general would be exempt.

Wolf has not said yet if he plans to sign, veto or let the bill become law by taking no action.

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