AURORA, Colo. – Two Colorado cops were suspended Wednesday for their involvement in leaking body camera footage of the Denver mayor’s son threatening an officer as part of an expletive-laden outburst.
Aurora police officers Paul Timmons and Judy Gurley-Lutkin received a one-day suspension after the department found they were involved in prematurely leaking the video of Jordan Hancock, the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock, FOX31 reported.
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Jordan Hancock, 22, was pulled over March 23 by an Aurora police officer for going 65 mph in a 50 mph zone, the site reported. Despite reportedly being caught driving without a license, Hancock became belligerent toward Aurora police officer Paul McClendon and began cursing him out.
Hancock told McClendon, “Because that’s my motherf***ing dad,” when the officer asked why the title of the car was in the name of Denver’s mayor.
He became even more agitated when McClendon said he needed to take a photo of the 22-year-old because he was driving without a license. The officer had already issued a speeding ticket.
“You ain’t taking my picture,” Jordan said. “B****, my dad’s the mayor, you f***ing f**got,” he told the officer.
“The mayor of what? Of Denver? Well, you’re in Aurora, bud. He ain’t the mayor of Aurora,” the officer replied.
Jordan then threatened the officer’s job.
“And guess what I’m about to get you fired you f***ing b**ch,” Jordan said.
“Oh, yeah, for what?” McClendon responded.
“Yeah exactly, don’t worry about it,” Jordan said.
“I’m sure your dad’s going to be proud!” McClendon replied as Hancock was heard saying, “Get a real job!”
The police department found no wrongdoing by McClendon.
However, the internal affairs investigation discovered that McClendon showed the body camera footage to Timmons, who recorded it with his cell phone and played it to Gurley-Lutkin. The officer then showed it to her husband.
Hancock has personally apologized to McClendon and paid the $275 fine for the speeding ticket, FOX31 reported.