Aurora, CO – Bodycam video has been released of the Denver mayor’s son calling an Aurora police officer a “f--king f--got” and threatening to have him fired (video below).
The altercation occurred during a traffic stop at about 7:47 a.m. on March 23 when a motorcycle officer clocked 22-year-old Jordan Hancock going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone, KDVR reported.
Hancock is the son of the mayor of Denver.
The entire interaction between Hancock and Aurora Police Officer Paul McClendon was captured on the officer’s bodycam.
The video, of which part was leaked to the public in May, showed Hancock behaving in a rude and disrespectful manner toward Officer McClendon from the first moment of the encounter.
In the video, the officer pulled Hancock over and then approached the driver’s-side window of the SUV he was driving.
“Good morning. Clocked you on my laser at 65 miles an hour,” the officer greeted Hancock, who had only opened the window about two inches.
“Okay, write your ticket, let’s go,” Hancock replied dismissively in the video.
“Alright, well give me your driver’s license,” Officer McClendon instructed the mayor’s son.
“I don’t have my I.D. on me right now. I lost my wallet,” Hancock told the officer.
“You okay? Alright, do you have a valid driver’s license?” Officer McClendon asked.
“I got somewhere to go. Yeah. My wallet was stolen. I don’t have it on me,” Hancock explained.
“Well it’s going to take a little while. You need to calm down a little bit, okay,” the officer told him.
“I’m good. This needs to hurry up,” Hancock insisted on the video.
“This isn’t going to hurry up because you don’t have your driver’s license,” Officer McClendon replied.
At that point, Officer McClendon asked to see the vehicle’s paperwork, and when the Hancock handed it to him, he noticed the name on the registration wasn’t the same as the one the man had given him.
“Jordan, how come this title is in the name of Michael B. Hancock?” McClendon asked.
“Because that’s my mother-f--king dad,” Hancock replied sarcastically.
“Cause that’s your mother-f--king dad? OK,” the officer mimicked him. “So it’s your dad’s car then.”
The video showed Officer McClendon returned to his motorcycle and ran the vehicle’s tags, and the driver’s information, through his dispatcher. Then he issued Hancock a ticket.
He returned to the car, handed Hancock his ticket, and explained that because it was for 25 mph over the speed limit there was a mandatory court appearance.
Hancock was rude and told the officer to hurry up and get back on his motorcycle and go so he could leave, the video showed.
The officer politely told Hancock he was good to go and returned to his motorcycle. But then he realized that he should have taken the driver’s picture as was required when the person doesn’t have an I.D. on them for a traffic stop.
When the officer told Hancock he was taking his picture, it seemed to put the angry young man over the edge.
“That’s why I’m your boss, b---h,” Hancock told the officer as he began to walk away. “My dad’s the mayor you f--king f--got.”
“Mayor of what? Of Denver?” Officer McClendon asked.
“Yeah, exactly motherf--ker.” Hancock told him. “Don’t worry about it, b---h.”
“Well you’re in Aurora, bud. He ain’t mayor of Aurora,” the officer told Hancock.
“And guess what? I’m about to get you fired you f--king b---h!” he told the officer, as he laughed in his face, the video showed.
“For what?” Officer McClendon asked, remaining calm throughout Hancock’s tantrum.
“Yeah exactly, don’t worry about it. Hey, been [unknown], you f--king b---h,” Hancock replied.
“OK, I’m sure your dad is going to be proud,” Officer McClendon said and then the video ended.
Aurora PD brass vowed to located and hold somebody accountable for leaking the video, but went ahead and released the entire 15-minute bodycam recording after a public records request was made, KDVR reported.
“It is of great concern to the Aurora Police Department that the video was released without departmental authorization, especially while the matter is pending prosecution,” the department said in a statement, according to KMGH. “Any member who is found to have violated departmental policies and procedures will be held accountable.”
The mayor released a statement about his son.
“The last thing we want is young men interacting with our police officers in that manner,” Denver Mayor Michael Hancock said when the bodycam was leaked 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.”
After the full bodycam video was released on Aug. 15, the mayor’s office said Jordan Hancock had apologized to Officer McClendon in person, KDVR reported.
He also paid his $275 speeding ticket, the mayor’s office said.
Hancock was also uncooperative with officers on Sep. 28, 2014, when investigators questioned him about the shooting of 19-year-old Jalen Robinson, The Denver Post reported.
Robinson, who was traveling in an SUV with Hancock and other friends, was shot in the back of the head by front seat passenger Eddie Johnson.
Hancock claimed that the round was fired by someone outside of the vehicle, although Johnson later pleaded guilty to multiple charges related to the incident.
Robinson survived his injury.
Watch the officer’s bodycam of the traffic stop below:
Aug 20, 2018
Mama always said "Life is like a box of dickheads with ghetto gutter attitudes" and "ignorant is as ignorant does" and "you cant take the Ghetto out of Gipetto"...... Forrest Sump .
Aug 18, 2018
I have watched several different videos on the abuse cops take. It blows my mind that people are allowed to disrespect them this way when they are there to help keep us safe & risk their lives for us. This is another example of the younger generation that feel they are "entitled". Such a shame that it was the mayor's son. I'm sure he didn't raise him to be this way. We all hope our kids grow up to be respectful. Koodos to the cop for keeping his cool. I would have wanted to smack him in the mouth.
Aug 17, 2018
Imature, spoiled, arrogant, entitled, disrespectful, punk!
Aug 17, 2018
The Aurora Police Department wasn't happy for the video being disclosed because the kid's dad is the mayor of Denver. If it wasn't for that, I'm pretty sure they wouldn't care at all. There is little doubt the kid only apologized because his dad forced him to. If it wasn't for video I'm sure the kid and his dad would have called the officer a racist. That's a given.
Aug 17, 2018
My brother was a sergeant and was well-known when I got pulled over in a suburb for speeding. I never mentioned his name, but after writing the ticket, the officer ticketing me noticed I had a city police hat on the dash. He asked me who I knew in that department. After finding out it was my brother, he paled a little, but didn't say anything. The next day, my brother calls me up & he is laughing. He asked me if I had gotten a ticket & when I said yes, he said the officer who wrote me up is a friend of his and had just gotten a ticket in the city when he had double-parked at a downtown store. KARMA! My brother also said he was the one who got the officer his job in that suburb. OOPS!! LOL!! Seriously, I did deserve the ticket. And no one in our family ever used our connections for anything like that.
Aug 17, 2018
When I was on the job, first thing I told my kids when they started driving...no name dropping, you do something stupid, face the consequences. And above all respect that officer, use yes sir/ma'am, no sir/ma'am. They both were guilty of the normal teen stuff (kinda brought back memories lol) I eventually would hear of it from other officers, even though the kids told me. Was good to know all facts matched up and the officers were impressed with my sons! Point here is this, the word RESPECT is missing in kids vocabulary today! This POS hould have just said yes sir and gone on, have a nice day officer and thank you!! NOOOO we have to name drop and possibly end daddy's career and lose driving this shiny SUV so I can impress my ladies!! SMFH at these dumbasses today...
Aug 17, 2018
U r the ignorant one here. Just as bad as thug in video who got the ticket
Aug 17, 2018
Wow teresa u r as disrespectful as the thug in the car. Always gotta sling derogatory name calling. Such maturity
Aug 17, 2018
One more entitled brat raised to believe his shit dont stink. But hey at least he didnt bring race into it..or show his hatred of cops..he needs a good but im afraid its too late. He will be in court for more serious charges eventually. This is the future..scarey aint it?
Aug 17, 2018
What a nasty rude foul mouth entitled POS he is!! Apple doesn't fall far from the tree!! He only apologized because he had to, to save his POS daddy's career.