Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner is resigning after she was caught on video telling police that they “may shut the f*** up.”
Turner’s daughter was in a vehicle that was pulled over by officers in Tenafly, New Jersey for having tinted windows. During the traffic stop, she scolded two officers for calling her “miss” and flashed a gold Port Authority badge.
“No, don’t call me miss. I’m commissioner. Thank you,” Turner told the officers.
She demanded to know why the vehicle was pulled over. Even when officers told her that the driver had all the information, she continued to insist on knowing the reason. Turner then cursed when the officers told her she could take the group home.
“You may not tell me when to take my child. You may shut the f*** up and not tell me when I may take my kid and her friends,” she said.
Turner told the cops that she oversaw 4,000 officers and said that she would be talking to the police chief and mayor. She resigned this week after the video was made public.
"The conduct was indefensible. The board takes its recently adopted Code of Ethics for commissioners extremely seriously and was preparing to form a special committee to review the findings of the Inspector General investigation and take action at this Thursday's board meeting," Port Authority spokesman Benjamin Branham said in a statement to NJ Advance Media.
Turner was appointed to the Port Authority by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie.
Source: NJ Advance Media