Tammy Vo, a spokeswoman for the city of Goodyear, explained the city’s appeals process.
Goodyear fired former Police Chief Jerry Geier Dec. 20. He filed an appeal the same day.
According to Vo, “An external hearing official will hear the facts and testimonies, review all evidence and make a recommendation to provide to the city within 10 days from the hearing.”
The hearing has not been scheduled, Vo said. She added the city will make its final decision within 30 days after recieving the hearing official’s recommendation.
Goodyear put Geier and three other police employees on administrative leave Oct. 7. Investigations into Deputy Chief Justin Hughes, Officer Kyle Cluff and administrative manager Susan Petty “are still ongoing and are also considered noncriminal and non-financial in nature,” Vo said.