Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon Responds to Investigation Into Son

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Mayor Phil Gordon's son has been placed on paid administrative leave from the Phoenix Police Department.
Since our earlier post about an internal investigation by the Phoenix Police Department into Officer Jeff Gordon -- who happens to be the son of Phoenix Mayor Phil Gordon -- the mayor has released a statement.

"As Mayor, I cannot comment on a pending Police Department personnel matter. I can comment as Jeff's father. I love my son very much. I've always been proud of his unblemished record and his 6 years service to our community. I have and will continue to support him through these allegations, as any dad would do for his son," Gordon says in the statement.

It's unclear what, exactly, the department is investigating. A department spokesman said yesterday that the investigation "involves an allegation of inappropriate contact."

However, KPHO is reporting that "Gordon is under internal investigation after a female city employee accused him of inappropriately touching her while he was on duty" -- although, that information has not been confirmed by New Times.

Gordon is currently assigned to the department's Central City Precinct.

Public Safety Director (Police Chief) Jack Harris has removed himself from the investigation to avoid any suggestions of a conflict of interest. Executive Assistant Chief Joseph Yahner is overseeing the investigation.

Officer Gordon has been placed on paid administrative leave as the investigation is carried out.

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Alialibubu
Alialibubu

So was it a TSA pat down or a Sherrif Joe pat down? Was she "forced" to attest her citizenship and naturalization at gunpoint or SWATPOINT? Was she hispanic, latino, mexican american walking that Tom Horne "ethnic" way or talking that Tom Horne it's illegal to talk that "ethnic" way. Because if that's the case it explains it. He thought she was "just illegal" and TSA'd while not under arrest or being forced to ATTEST.

That's why it's not true. Only Der Fuhrer and his MCSO at SWATPOINT Sanction Business Opportunity Point does that type of pat down.

Alialibubu
Alialibubu

The jury is still out on this! What about the police officer found dead a block away from the police station? What about all those SWAT units, and Phoenix Police outside of the Chandler $250,000 SB1070 sale or no sale in Phoenix while all of America was downtown Phoenix Arizona including the Phoenix Police Department. What about that cover up! What about a copy of the accounting of the 500 pounds of pot taken from a Chandler evidence locker with Permission or the "chain of command? Let's hear the conversation between Phoenix and Chandler coordination of the event instead of the Oh we where right outside. Someone was going to get paid and no one would have ever know. Arizona was stuck possibly having to take cover from the Der Fuhrer Joe and his Section 1070 "Lonewolfs" coming in the night for ethnic speaking mexican-americans with brown skin, and brown eyes not wearing a Hawaiin Hendershot for Two in Honduras shirt.

Arizona is reactionary and every agency needs an escape goat for the GOP TPN headline of the day in Arizona.

Thomas Jefferson
Thomas Jefferson

Doesn't surprise me, his dad is a usurping criminal that won't bother to protect US citizens, looks like his son doesn't know how to conduct himself professionally either. Poor government "leadership" is a sad trend that is sweeping Americas state and federal governments that will ultimately lead to the demise of the USA. Say, how does China's nuts tatse, American idiots?

Walter Concrete
Walter Concrete

I didn't know the civilian Public Safety Director usually investigated anything, including matters associated with a police officer's conduct. Doesn't the Phoenix P.D. have an internal affairs department to handle that type of investigation? To remove himself from something he would not have done anyway seems to be a way to get some press coverage. What exactly would have been the "conflict of interest" here? If Mr. Harris is so concerned then why doesn't he turn the investigation over to a department that's not in Phoenix which has no involvement in this case?

waaaaaaaaaa
waaaaaaaaaa

Crazed Rebel -----

You are an idiot. Takes a real brave idiot to hind behind a computer and type juvenile comments calling someone Gay.

Does it make you feel better to call him Gay, does it reinforce your manhood? Even if a person is gay, does that have anything to do with his job or are you just homophobic?

Glad to see even the idiotic, uneducated people read New Times like you, Crazed County Rebel.

By the way, how do you know if he is Gay? Could it be possible you are Gay yourself to know this?

Sundevil Forever
Sundevil Forever

I'm an old family friend that grew up going to school with Jeff, and it is absurd to think he would do such a thing. Unfortunately, being the son of such a large public figure, there are plenty of right-winged conservative scumbags trying to take cracks at both Jeff and Phil. I'm actually surprised that someone hasn't tried to pin something on Jeff before now, considering there has been six years where people could have falsly accused him of things or brought up frivolous claims against him. Keep your head up Jeff, those close to you know that the allegations have no merit.

Crazed Country Rebel
Crazed Country Rebel

at least it proves 1 thing, the son is not gay like his dad is. at least it was a broad he the son touched and not a man.

Anjo61
Anjo61

Perhaps you wouldn't be tasting China's nuts as you put it so tastefully ,if you moved your ass and worked instead of doing your eight hours and sitting on the couch with a beer, or playing video games instead of taking responsibility for your country and not blaming your government ALL the time. He is sooo bad but was voted in two times with more than 75% of the vote. In a conservative uneducated, transient state no less. American idiots? That's the attitude that divides the country. Like they say, if you don't like it, leave it.

WILLIAMS79
WILLIAMS79

You fucking pieces of shit! Jeff Gordon is a great friend of mine. I know his character very well, he is a great man and police officer. Go get a life. A police officer and Mayor did something right along the way to get where they are. I am sure you can relate right? Sitting in front of your computers adding your bullshit opinions that nobody could give a shit about. I am sure you are a lonely pathedic individual that has no friends and a dog shit job, and you are and will always amount to nothing. Thats why it makes you feel powerful or worth a shit writing your big words on these type of posts. I would love to meet people like you and have you tell me your big words in person.

Anjo61
Anjo61

who gives a shit who he touched. Your delusional.

Ms.Mckayla
Ms.Mckayla

really? That's your comment! How lame...

calm one
calm one

If Gordon spent more time doing something productive, rather then bothering those churches for ringing their bells We might all have a little more respect for you and your idiot friend. Though I must be honest and a bit embarsed I voted for him. I can promise you it won't happen again. And saying he must have done something right to get where he is just tells me you ditched history from 7th grade all the way through high school and probably not much college either. Either that of your history teachers were afraid of the truth. Because in that case Hitler must have been a hell of a guy. Because I heard he was kind of hi up there on the latter. He must have done something great to get there besides burning a couple of million jewish people.

Anjo61
Anjo61

Uhh your not helping matters. Can you argue without sounding juvenile with profanity.

Crazed Country Rebel
Crazed Country Rebel

it was good enough to get you to read it and the write a lame comeback. so it must have been not so bad.

Ms.Mckayla
Ms.Mckayla

you piece of shit redneck (how's that?)

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