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Officials: Goodyear police chief, deputy chief placed on administrative leave due to allegations of impropriety

Posted: 9:08 PM, Oct 07, 2019
Updated: 2019-10-08 21:42:10-04
Goodyear Police Chief Jerry Geier and Deputy Chief Justin Hughes

GOODYEAR, AZ — Goodyear Police Chief Jerry Geier and Deputy Chief Justin Hughes have been placed on paid administrative leave due to allegations of impropriety, city officials say.

In a statement released Monday night, officials said two other department employees, Officer Kyle Cluff and Susan Petty who works in the administrative division, were also placed on leave due to allegations of wrongdoing.

"Placing these employees on leave is important in order to provide the neutral environment and support needed while outside counsel reviews the situation," Communications Director Tammy Vo said.

Vo did not elaborate on the nature of the allegations saying, "The City of Goodyear values the public's trust and takes these types of accusations seriously, and is committed to conducting a thorough review."

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