Two Aurora police officers have been suspended after body-camera video was leaked to the press showing the son of Denver mayor Michael Hancock berating an officer during a March traffic stop.
In the video, 22-year-old Jordan Hancock screams at officer Paul McClendon and threatens his job after McClendon pulled Jordan over for driving 65mph in a 50 zone.
While the Aurora Police Department said McClendon did nothing wrong during the traffic stop, internal affairs launched an investigation to determine how the body-camera footage was leaked.
On Thursday, it was announced that two officers, Paul Timmons and Judy Gurley-Lutkin, were involved with the video leaking and had been suspended for one day.
Two Aurora police officers were suspended on Thursday for their involvement in a video leaking of the Denver mayor’s son berating a cop during a traffic stop
Jordan Hancock, 22, hurled homophobic slurs at the cop and threatened the officer’s job after he was pulled over for speeding in March
Denver Mayor Michael Hancock (pictured) released a statement saying he does not condone his son’s behavior but that they love and support him despite it
According to Fox 31, internal affairs found that McClendon showed the body-camera video to Timmons, who recorded it with his cellphone.
Timmons then showed it to Gurley-Lutkin, who shared the video with her husband. It’s not clear if Gurley-Lutkin’s husband then leaked the video to media, but Timmons and Gurley-Lutkins were suspended for the video being made public.
Jordan was stopped on March 23 in Aurora, about 20 minutes from Denver, for speeding. Police said the 22-year-old was also driving without a license.
Instead of cooperating with the officer issuing the ticket, Jordan curses at the officer and uses a homophobic slur saying: ‘My dad’s the mayor, you f****ing f****t.’
The young man then threatens the officer: ‘Guess what? I’m about to get you fired you f***ing b****h.’
Beautiful family, foul language: The Mayor, posing with his son, Jordan, his wife Mary Lee and daughter
The officer reminds Jordan that he’s in Aurora, not Denver and sarcastically quips: ‘Your father is going to be proud.’
On Jordan’s ticket, the officer wrote: ‘Attitude very poor-see video.’
In a statement released in March, mayor Michael Hancock said his son apologized to McClendon and paid the $275 fine.
‘We addressed this matter with Jordan and he has apologized to the officer,’ he said.
‘While we do not support nor condone his inexcusable actions and words during this traffic stop, we love our son dearly and support him.’