State’s top cop accused of removing signs criticizing him

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) – Police are looking into a claim that Gov. Tom Wolf’s nominee to head the Pennsylvania State Police took down two roadside signs that criticized him.

Hampden Township Police Chief Steven Junkin said Thursday his department is investigating the alleged incident as a misdemeanor theft.

WHTM-TV first reported it.

Junkin says Col. Marcus Brown allegedly removed the signs from along a roadway near his suburban Harrisburg neighborhood Wednesday morning. The signs’ messages revolve around Brown’s decision to wear the state police uniform, rather than plainclothes, since Brown didn’t come up through the department’s ranks.

Junkin says the man who placed the signs there then apparently captured video of Brown removing them.

Brown says the signs were placed within feet of his children’s bus stop and he acted as a father.
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