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Port Authority commissioner and Hillary Clinton aide resigns after profanity laced tirade against New Jersey officers

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Nicole Hensley
New York Daily News

A now former Port Authority official flaunted her credentials and told two New Jersey cops to “shut the f–k up” during a traffic stop that prompted her to resign this week, according to dash cam footage released Tuesday.

Caren Turner, a Port Authority board member who oversaw the ethics committee, bullied a pair of Tenafly police officers during a traffic stop that involved her teen daughter during the Easter weekend, the video shows.

She demanded the officers address her by her title and to know the specifics of the traffic stop.

The cops refused to entertain her requests, other than to briefly explain that the vehicle was not registered and would be towed.

“You’re just here as the driver,” an officer told Turner.

But Turner insisted she was “here as a concerned citizen and a friend of the mayor.”

One of the officers was visibly stunned in the March 31 footage as she flashed her gold commissioner badge and repeatedly tried smoothing over the ordeal for the car full of teens, all of whom were 18 and older.

His partner told Turner she had no right to know what prompted the traffic stop, but she protested.

“That’s my daughter,” Turner said, later boasting that she and her friends were PhD students from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Yale and University.

“She’s the backseat passenger. She was not the driver. This not her vehicle. This is not your vehicle,” he said.

Each moment of the 16-minute clip, first obtained by Politico, showed Turner stepping closer and closer to one of the officers, right until he was up against the hood of the cruiser.

“Ma’am, take a step back. I can’t move back any farther and you keep stepping toward me,” he said.

She then disparaged both law men as “a disappointment” for standing up to her.

“I hope you have a really nice holiday weekend because you just ruined it for a lot of people,” Turner said.

The one cop who stood off to the side during the tense back-and-forth then asked, “Are you finished?”

Turner had more to say.

“Shame on both of you. I will be talking with the chief of police and I will be speaking with the mayor,” she threatened, as the five passengers shuttled into another car.

She came back with another round of insults.

“You are not a nice person and five people are crying. You’ve ruined their Easter. You’ve ruined their Passover,” Turner chided, adding that a foreign guest was among them.

“You’ve got an investment banker in there from London,” she said.

The officer at the heart of her Turner’s ire managed to dish back during the encounter, which took place off-camera.

“You don’t seem like a real police supporter,” he said, especially for someone that works with members of law enforcement. “Seems like you would have a inside look at the job. Just caught me by surprise by your demeanor, using inappropriate words and such.”

Turner held her Port Authority role until Monday, when she resigned as news of an inspector general’s investigation into her misconduct surfaced. Former N.J. Gov. Chris Christie appointed her to the board in 2017.

The Port Authority said Monday she had been accused of violating the board’s “newly enacted code of ethics.”

*LEO Affairs Editor’s Note – Caren Turner is well-connected in New York politics and was even a financial advisor to Hillary Clinton.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Advisor to Clinton says it all. SHE is the disgrace. My tax dollars best not be paying this nasty witches salary!FIRE HER NOW!!!!!

  2. WTF does the fact that she was a FORMER financial advisor to Clinton have to do with any of this? She was more recently appointed to her post by (then) Gov. Chris Christie. Why is that not her listed connection? Turner’s horrendous behavior has nothing to do with her former connection to Clinton.

  3. Well folks…this is who is attempting to take your guns and rights away. Overly entitled fucks that think they can pull this kind of stuff and be abusive toward public servants. She resigned…GREAT! Now she needs her self-entitlement crown knocked off. Disgusting, shameful, and how embarrassing for that family. Those officers showed great restraint and courtesy.

  4. So Hillary Clinton is responsible for every person she’s ever come into contact with. On the other hand, former Trump aides are headed to prison! HA!

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