Mayor's son suspended for alleged inappropriate touching

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PHOENIX – The son of Mayor Phil Gordon is accused of inappropriate behavior while on duty as a Phoenix police officer.

Officer Jeffrey Gordon’s suspension from the Phoenix Police Department was announced Friday in a written statement from the acting chief.

Gordon was suspended for four days for inappropriately touching a female city employee while on duty. The incident allegedly took place on Dec. 1 of last year and reportedly involved a massage.

Mayor Phil Gordon’s office has not issued a response to the allegations.

Sgt. Tommy Thompson with Phoenix police said they would not be providing further details on this case but did release 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.”

Jeffrey Gordon is on paid administrative leave while the investigation into this incident continues. He has worked with the Pheonix police department for six years.