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Woman who received Hancock’s flirtatious texts wants investigation

Detective Branch-Wise, who once served on Hancock's security detail six-years ago, recently came forward and revealed she received a series of flirtatious text messages from the mayor in 2012.
Detective Branch-Wise

A letter from the attorney representing the police detective who received flirtatious text messages from Mayor Michael Hancock indicates she is prepared to participate in an investigation.

The letter was sent to City Council President Albus Brooks on March 17, a few days after the council members sent out a joint statement saying they wouldn’t investigate the matter because they didn’t want to “re-victimize” Detective Leslie Branch-Wise.

Detective Branch-Wise, who once served on Hancock’s security detail six-years ago, recently came forward and revealed she received a series of flirtatious text messages from the mayor in 2012.

“She wishes to advise the Denver City Council that she is fully prepared to cooperate with an investigation of the events regarding the reported behavior of Mayor Hancock while she served on his protective detail,” attorney Sean Lane wrote.

On Monday evening, Brooks responded to a request for comment from 9NEWS with the following statement:

"Based upon recent statements from Det Branch-Wise, I and other councilmembers have directed our legal counsel to develop a proposal for a potential investigation. A formal vote by Council is necessary before we could begin any such investigation."

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