Pennsylvania Governor Josh Shapiro has declined to help news groups gain access to a state database of certified police officers. Several of the groups had asked him to help access the public information, which is maintained by Pennsylvania State Police. The police earlier this year had denied the groups’ request to release it. The media groups say studying such data would help them know about police misconduct. The information, such as name, rank, and employment history, is public. But a court ruling nearly ten years ago deemed that State Police didn’t have to release it. That was because the agency said it didn’t know which officers were doing undercover work and could not redact their names.