Goodyear police chief fired; misconduct alleged

December 21, 2019 GMT

GOODYEAR, Ariz. (AP) — The city of Goodyear in Arizona has fired its police chief.

Jerry Geier had been on administrative leave since Oct. 7 after allegations of misconduct surfaced.

City officials wouldn’t say what Geier is accused of but said it’s not criminal or financial in nature.

Geier was hired as police chief in January 2012.

The city says three other people, including the Deputy Chief Justin Hughes, Officer Kyle Cluff and Administrative Services Manager Susan Petty have been placed on leave as well.

Acting police chief Santiago Rodriguez will continue in his role for now.