Denver Mayor Hancock must respond to ethics complaint about Thanksgiving travel

Denver Mayor Hancock should reply to ethics grievance about Thanksgiving journey

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Denver Mayor Michael Hancock should defend his Thanksgiving flight to Texas earlier than Denver’s Board of Ethics after the watchdog group acquired a grievance about his vacation travels.

Denver’s Board of Ethics voted Wednesday to proceed trying into an ethics grievance filed by a resident, ethics board spokeswoman Lori Weiser confirmed.

Further particulars in regards to the grievance — first reported by CBS4’s Brian Maass — weren’t instantly accessible. What is obvious is that Hancock urged Denver residents to keep away from journey in any respect prices throughout the vacation as a manner of controlling the unfold of the coronavirus.

The ethics board will focus on the incident throughout their assembly in mid-February and Hancock should reply to the grievance earlier than then, Weiser mentioned.

Hancock flew to Texas over the vacation, the place he rented a automobile and drove to Mississippi to be together with his spouse and youngest daughter. As he traveled, he was sharing messages on social media asking everybody to keep away from leaving city.