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Police union demands Denver Mayor Michael Hancock resign, calls for state investigation

Author: Ernest Luning - March 7, 2018 - Updated: March 7, 2018

A spokeswoman for Denver Mayor Michael Hancock on Tuesday rejected a demand by the state's largest police union that the mayor resign after a series of sexually suggestive text messages he sent years ago to a member of his security detail came to light last week.

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Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning

Ernest Luning is a political correspondent for Colorado Politics. He has covered politics and government for newspapers and online news sites in Colorado for more than 25 years, including at the Highlands Ranch Herald, the Jefferson Sentinels chain of community newspapers and the Aurora Sentinel, where he was the city hall and cops reporter. After editing the Aurora Daily Sun, he was a political reporter and blogger for The Colorado Independent site. For nearly a decade, he was a senior political reporter and occasional editor at The Colorado Statesman before the 119-year-old publication merged with Colorado Politics in 2017.