AURORA, Colo. — The body camera video recording of the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a gay slur and threatening an Aurora police officer has been released.
Jordan Hancock, 22, was pulled over March 23 for going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone.
Almost immediately, he is belligerent toward officer Paul McClendon even though Hancock is caught driving without his license.
After being told by the mayor’s son to hurry up and write a ticket , McClendon responds, “This isn’t going to hurry up because you don’t have your driver’s license.”
Moments later, McClendon asks Jordan Hancock for the vehicle’s title paperwork.
“Jordan, how come this title is in the name of Michael B. Hancock?”
Jordan Hancock responded, “Because that’s my mother-f***ing dad.”
McClendon then said, “Cause that’s your mother-f***ing dad? OK.”
Jordan Hancock is seen getting especially irate after McClendon tells the 22-year-old he needs to take his photo because Hancock did not have a valid ID on him.
Hancock: “My dad’s the mayor you f— b—-t.”
McClendon: “Mayor of what?”
Hancock: “Yeah exactly mother f—.”
Hancock: “Don’t worry about it bit**.”
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— bit**.”
McClendon: “Oh, yeah, for what?”
Hancock: “Yeah exactly, don’t worry about it. Hey been VU, you f— bit**.”
McClendon: “OK, I’m sure your dad is going to be proud.”
It was the last interaction that ended up getting leaked to a media outlet in May.
As a result, the Aurora Police Department launched an internal investigation to determine who leaked about 15 seconds of the bodycam footage without department authorization.
The internal affairs investigation is complete but the results aren’t ready to be released.
However, because the report is done, the department agreed to release the 15-minute bodycam footage after a public records request was made.
“The last thing we want is young men interacting with our police officers in that manner,” Mayor Michael Hancock said in May. “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.”
On Wednesday, the mayor’s office said Jordan Hancock has since personally apologized to McClendon. Jordan Hancock also had to pay a $275 fine for the speeding infraction.