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HARRISBURG, Pa. -- Vote For Colonel Marcus Brown to be State Police Commissioner will now head to a full senate vote.  In January, Governor Tom Wolf nominated Colonel Marcus Brown to lead the Pennsylvania State Police. Since then, controversy has surrounded the decision. In March, the Senate GOP even asked Wolf to withdraw his nomination. Wolf continues to support Brown. Wednesday, for over an hour, Brown fielded questions from the Law and Justice Committee concerning whether he would be an appropriate leader.  Those oppose to Brown criticized that he has worn a State Police uniform, but never attended the academy. For the hearing, he wore a suit. They also referred to a situation in March when Brown removed signs from his yard.  After an investigation, it was confirmed Brown did not act illegally. Senator Williams showed full support for Brown and stated "you need to be commended not interrogated".  No decision on Brown confirmation was made. It will go to the full senate and a decision could be made within a few weeks. Until then, Brown will remain in his position.