DENVER – A police body cam video leaked to Contact7 Investigates shows the son of Denver Mayor Michael Hancock using a slur against an Aurora police officer during a traffic stop. Moreover, he also infers the officer cannot do anything to him since his father is the mayor.
“My dad’s the mayor, you f***ing f**got,” Jordan Hancock is shown saying in the video clip.
“Of Denver? Well you’re in Aurora,” the officer responds.
“Guess what, I’m about to get you fired you f***ing b***h,” Hancock is heard saying later.
The video clip was sent to the news station by an anonymous source. Additionally, it is only about 20 seconds long and ends with 22-year-old Hancock driving away.
Denver7 requested the full video from Aurora police but the request was declined.
Denver7 has learned that after requesting a copy of Jordan Hancock’s ticket and the body camera video, the Aurora Police Department alerted the office of Denver’s mayor. APD said it notified Mayor Hancock’s office as a “courtesy.”
A traffic citation issued to Jordan Hancock says he was driving 65 miles an hour in a 40 miles per hour zone. On the ticket notes, the officer wrote, “Attitude very poor-see video.”
The interaction and subsequent citation was issued by an Aurora police officer on Friday, March 23, 2018 near the intersection of East 40th Avenue and North Walden Street shortly before 8 a.m.
The young Mr. Hancock made a mandatory court appearance Monday morning. While appearing he agreed to pay a $250 fine. The judge asked him why he was driving so fast? He simply explained he was running late.
Following his court appearance, Denver7 asked Jordan Hancock to explain what happened during the 20-second video clip. Specifically, the news agency asked Hancock about his choice of language, his decision to say he was the mayor’s son, and his threat to get the officer fired. Hancock did not respond to any of the questions.
Jordan Hancock was also interviewed regarding a shooting that occurred in Fort Collins in October 2014, according to court documents obtained by Denver7 that year. He was a college student in Atlanta at the time.
He and other witnesses claimed no one in the car had a gun when the shooting occurred. However, police said one of the men in the car had actually shot the other man. But another witness said the gun had been tossed from the vehicle. Detectives never recovered the firearm.
In October 2014, when Denver7 first reported he was in the car when another man was shot, the mayor’s spokeswoman, Amber Miller, sent Denver7 the following statement at the time:
Jordan is shaken by this incident, as any teenager would be. He provided a full statement to the FCPD. He has headed back to school in Atlanta and will continue helping with the investigation as a witness to the event. The Hancock family is heartbroken by this terrible incident and hopes and prays Jalen Robinson will recover quickly and that the case comes to a swift resolution.
Furthermore, Contact7 Investigates also discovered anti-police tweets on a Twitter account linked to Jordan Hancock (scroll down for more details).
Mayor Hancock declined requests from the news agency for an interview to discuss the video. Nevertheless, his office sent a written statement:
“We addressed this matter with Jordan and he has apologized to the Officer. While we do not support nor condone his inexcusable actions and words during this traffic stop, we love our son dearly and support him.”
We've addressed our son's behavior at a traffic stop w/him. He's apologized to the officer. While we don't support nor condone his inexcusable actions & words, we love our son dearly & will work w/him to turn a personal mistake into a valuable lesson for himself & the community.
— Michael B. Hancock (@MayorHancock) May 8, 2018
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz also declined to comment on the video. Instead, his department released this statement:
The Aurora Police Department was made aware of an unauthorized release of a body camera video to a local media outlet that captures one of our officers interacting with a motorist on a traffic stop. Upon reviewing the footage at an administrative level, the officer was in compliance with Department policies throughout the encounter. Currently, the matter is pending before the City’s municipal court. Therefore, the Department cannot comment further on the details of the incident.
However, 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. We will be conducting an internal investigation into this matter to determine the circumstances under which this video was released. Any member who is found to have violated departmental policies and procedures will be held accountable.
Aurora Police Chief Nick Metz posted a lengthy explanation as to why the video wasn’t being currently released on Tuesday evening.
Contact7 Investigates also discovered anti-police tweets on a Twitter account linked to Jordan Hancock.
As a result, the Twitter timeline of an account linked to him suggests his anger toward that police department goes back years, reported ABC 7 Denver.
“Quote me on this… F—K THE AURORA POLICE! Ol racist steretyping (sic) mothaf—kas!. You aint shit without that badget (sic) b—ch!” a tweet from 2013 says.
An earlier 2013 tweet reads:
“The KKK traded in their white hoods for gold badges. F–K THE POLICE.”
Other tweets show a general distrust of law enforcement. In 2016, a tweet from the account references going to war with the police.
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A 2014 tweet reads:
“U kant sit there and tell me s–t bout the police if u aint been in my situations #F—kThePolice
Jordan Hancock is not identified by name on the Twitter account @Real2Bigg_Stakx, but the account’s bio links to a Facebook page that appears to be Hancock’s, according to Contact7 Investigates. The account also makes several references to Hancock’s birthday, which matches the birth date on his Aurora traffic ticket. The account’s handle also corresponds with a rap video posted on YouTube that shows Hancock rapping for 2Bigg Entertainment under the name Stakx.
When asked for a response to the tweets, Hancock’s spokesperson Amber Miller wrote,
“I cannot confirm these were written by Jordan Hancock. Jordan was one of numerous members of this rap group and this is the group’s dormant twitter account of lyrics and songs.”
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