Body Camera Video of Denver Mayor's Son Threatening Officer Released

 

Bodycam footage Jordan Hancock, the son of Denver's mayor, using a gay slur and threatening an Aurora police officer's job has been released by the Aurora Police Department after an internal investigation concluded this week

The video begins as the officer catches Jodan Hancock, the mayor's 22-year-old son, on his radar gun around 7:47 a.m. driving 60 mph through a 40 mph zone on March 23 around 7:47 a.m. 

When Hancock pulls over, the officer and the mayor's son get into a back-and-forth about why he doesn't have his ID on him (he tells the officer his wallet had been stolen). 

At one point, Hancock tells the officer to hurry up and write the ticket, but McClendon says "This isn’t going to hurry up because you don’t have your driver's license."

A few moments later, McClendon asks Hancock for the vehicle's title paperwork.

"Jordan, how come this title is in the name of Michael B. Hancock?"

Hancock: "Because that’s my mother-f***ing dad"

McClendon: "Cause that’s your mother-f***ing dad? OK."

When McClendon tells the 22-year-old he'll need to take his photo because Hancock did not have his license or a valid ID on him, the 22-year-old becomes especially upset. 

Hancock: "B****, my dad's the mayor you f*** f****t."

McClendon: "Mayor of what? Of Denver?"

Hancock: "Yeah exactly mother f***."

McClendon: "Denver?"

Hancock: "Don't worry about it b****."

McClendon: "Well you're in Aurora bud. He ain't mayor of Aurora."

Hancock: "And guess what I'm about to get you fired you f*** b****."

McClendon: "Oh, yeah, for what?"

Hancock: "Yeah exactly, don't worry about it. Hey been VU, you f*** b****."

McClendon: "OK, I'm sure your dad is going to be proud."

Snippets of the footage were leaked to a media outlet in May and as a result, the Aurora Police Department launched an internal investigation into who leaked the bodycam footage without authorization. 

That investigation was completed and the department agreed to release the entire 15-minute recording of the officer's interaction with the mayor's son after a public records request was made. 

In May, Mayor Michael Hancock said the last thing the city wanted was young men interacting with police in that manner. 

"Particularly African-American young men and so (Jordan) recognizes that and he certainly understands that the officer didn't deserve the interaction that he had so he's written an apology to the officer and he hopes that one day he gets a chance to personally apologize."

Jordan Hancock eventually pleaded guilty to speeding in a May court appearance and agreed to pay a $250 fine. He has also since personally apologized to the officer the mayor's office said. 

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