PPD Officer son gets privileged treatment instead of boot out the door
In January lusty Phoenix Police Officer Jeffrey Gordon was placed on paid administrative leave while the department’s Professional Standards Bureau conducted an investigation into allegations of “unprofessional conduct” performed on-duty, in uniform.
A report released yesterday said the younger Gordon, a married, six-year officer, violated an operations order that states, “Employees will not engage in sexual activity or contact at any time while on duty or when off duty at any departmental facility and/or grounds.” A tamer version of his inappropriate conduct both last December and in 2007, can be read in the newspaper account here. The Phoenix New Times has the real low down which you can find on your own. This is a family blog, after all.
But despite Officer Gordon’s repeated and salacious sexual misconduct, he was recently allowed to return to work, and then given the exceedingly light penalty apparently becoming the son of the Mayor of Phoenix — a ridiculous 32-hour suspension. This after spending the better part of the year on paid leave courtesy of Phoenix taxpayers.
Phoenix Police Sgt. Tommy Thompson released the following statement on behalf of the department:
“Consistent with department policy, Officer Jeffrey Gordon was investigated for allegations of misconduct by the Professional Standards Bureau of the Phoenix Police Department. A seven member Disciplinary Review Board, consisting of members of the public, peer officers, police commanders and an assistant police chief reviewed the investigation and findings and recommended a 32-hour suspension to Acting Police Chief Joe Yahner. Officer Gordon, who has returned to duty in the Estrella Mountain Precinct, will serve that suspension.”
Dad Philly Gordon has had his own odd romantic madcap adventures. It must run in the family.