Denver mayoral challenger Jamie Giellis on Tuesday cited a sexual harassment allegation leveled against Mayor Michael Hancock last year as she called for better city policies against such conduct.

Giellis went on the attack against Hancock, but she broadened the sexual-harassment frame to include several sexual harassment-related payouts involving other city employees, too.

“As your mayor, I will be implementing ethics reforms to end the culture of sexual harassment in city hall that is out of control under Michael Hancock,” Giellis said during a news conference at her campaign headquarters in south Denver.

Mail ballots went out to voters Monday for the June 4 runoff between Hancock and Giellis, who were the top two finishers in the May 7 election.

Hancock campaign spokesperson April Valdez Villa suggested Giellis was trying to distract from her own recent missteps involving racial and cultural issues.

“There’s nothing new in what she said today,” Valdez Villa wrote in an email. “The mayor has been completely transparent about this from Day 1 — from all settlement and legal costs to the strengthening of the city’s personnel and workplace policies and training. … Jamie is just trying to divert attention away from the serious misgivings voters are having about her inability and lack of qualifications to lead Denver forward.”

Giellis’ conference attempted to put more focus on the mayor’s acknowledgment early last year that he had sent a series of suggestive text messages to a security detail officer in 2012. He apologized to Detective Leslie Branch-Wise, who still worked for Denver police, but rejected her characterization of the conduct as sexual harassment.

Branch-Wise connected the mayor’s texts with her receipt of a $75,000 settlement for a separate harassment claim against a mayor’s aide in 2013, but city attorneys have disputed that contention.

A large chart displayed by Giellis of city payouts rooted in sexual harassment claims included Branch-Wise’s settlement and a separate $200,000 city payment to the aide, who had contested his firing after Branch-Wise brought her claim.

Other cases cited on the chart involved firefighters, and the chart’s $1.5 million total also included reported or estimated legal fees involving several cases.

Valdez Villa pointed out that in a tweet on Sunday, Giellis incorrectly characterized that same total as “the $1.5 million paid by Denver taxpayers to cover up Michael Hancock’s sexual indiscretions.”

The settlements, along with a jury award, have all been reported by Denver media.

On Tuesday, Giellis announced several reforms she would implement, including making details of sexual harassment claims “fully transparent” to the public. She also would ask the City Council to approve a measure requiring any city employee or appointee whose conduct results in a harassment payout to reimburse the city for the costs — similar to a new policy for members of Congress.