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Sat Mar 3, 2018, 06:31 AM

Rally Next Week Will Call for Mayor Hancock's Resignation

A rally calling for Mayor Michael Hancock’s resignation using the hashtag #TimesUPHancock is being planned for next Wednesday, March 7, on the front steps of the City and County Building at 9:30 a.m.

The rally is part of the fallout after Hancock issued an apology for sending inappropriate text messages — including discussions of pole dancing — to a female member of his security detail, Detective Leslie Branch-Wise, six years ago.

In an interview with Denver7, which broke the story on February 27, Hancock said that he did not sexually harass Branch-Wise but apologized for “blurring the line between being a friend and a boss.”

That apology does not sit well with a group of women, including Lisa Calderón of the Colorado Latino Forum, who are organizing next week’s rally. “We were really disturbed because of the fact that he did not take full accountability for his actions,” says Calderón. “For him to say that it wasn't sexual harassment because he didn't touch her means that he doesn't know the meaning of sexual harassment."

Read more: http://www.westword.com/news/rally-will-call-for-denver-mayor-michael-hancock-to-resign-10045623

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