Breck Dumas, The Blaze, August 23, 2018
Two Colorado police officers were given one-day suspensions Wednesday, according to KDVR-TV, for their part in leaking body camera footage showing the Denver mayor’s son threatening a cop in a profanity-laden rant.
Let’s see this footage!
Jordan Hancock, the 22-year-old son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, was pulled over March 23 for being clocked going 65 mph in a 40 mph zone.
The video from Officer Paul McClendon’s body camera shows the policeman’s exchange with Hancock during the traffic stop.
When McClendon asks why the vehicle is registered to Michael Hancock, Jordan told the cop, “Because that’s my motherf***ing dad.”
Since Hancock was also driving without a license, McClendon told him he would need to take a photo of him. At that point, Hancock yells at the officer, “You ain’t taking my picture. B***h, my dad’s the mayor, you f***ing f*****,” using a gay slur.
KDVR reporter Rob Low posted part of the video on Twitter, showing some of the young man’s sass.
So, what’s the problem with the leak?
Officer McClendon showed the footage to fellow Officer Paul Timmons, who recorded the clip with his cellphone. Timmons passed the video to Officer Judy Gurley-Lutkin, who in turned showed it to her husband.
It’s unclear who actually leaked the video, but Timmons and Gurley-Lutkin were each suspended for one day for their involvement. The department did not issue any disciplinary action against McClendon.