Retired Deputy Police Chief Michael Geiger is withdrawing his name for consideration to sit on the Police Community Review Commission.
Geiger was appointed by Mayor Houston earlier this month. A number of aldermen questioned whether as a former police officer, he could be impartial with actions that come to the board. The commission was formed in 2005 with the charter to review civillian appeals of police decisions regarding possible police misconduct.
Mayor Mike Houston declined WTAX’s request for comment. This is the third nomination made by the mayor to different positions in his administration that have received pushback from the city council. Geiger also could not be reached for comment.