PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Following the rejection of a bill in Harrisburg that would shield the names of police officers involved in fatal shootings for 30 days by Gov. Tom Wolf, John McNesby, the head of Philadelphia’s police union, told Dom Giordano on Talk Radio 1210 WPHT that he hopes the state legislature will override the governor’s veto.
“I have commitments around the state that nobody is really going to flip flop on this. It’ll go through again. We do have the votes to override it. Again, whatever his reasoning is, I think he’s just knuckling to these anti-police hate mobs and it’s not the flavor of the day for him to be able to sign this. I told him, quite frankly, you don’t need to sign it. Just let it sit and become law. That way your hands are clean you can point the finger at me, I don’t care.”READ MORE: 16-Year-Old Ahjaon Jackson Shot, Killed While Coming Home From Work With Twin Sister, Philadelphia Police Say
McNesby stated that, in his conversation with Wolf, neither could sway the other to their point of view.READ MORE: WATCH LIVE: Philadelphia Health Department's Cheryl Bettigole To Give COVID-19 Update
“We had a conversation for about five or ten minutes. He tried to make his case that he was actually helping the officers. That was, kind of, absurd to me. I explained to him that that’s absurd. I made our case and whatever we discussed or whatever, I was going to say it wasn’t changing his mind, so we’ve got to gather back up in January and we have to get this bill out and we have to make sure we fast track it and we have to make sure that it gets passed again.”MORE NEWS: WATCH LIVE: Eagles' Nick Sirianni To Speak With Media