VIDEO: Son Of Denver Mayor Used Vulgar Slurs Against Cop, Threatened To Fire Him
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: