VIDEO: Official Tries To Take Over Traffic Stop, Tells Cops 'Shut The F- Up'

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A Port Authority commissioner launched into a tirade when police refused to answer her inappropriate questions.

Bergen County, NJ – Dashcam footage showed the former chairwoman of the Ethics committee for Port Authority of New York and New Jersey on Easter weekend as she tried to bully two Tenafly police officers after they stopped a car her adult daughter was traveling in (video below).

No explanation was given for Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner’s abrupt resignation on April 20, but police released the dashcam video of the commissioner appointed by former New Jersey Governor Chris Christie shortly afterward.

“The Port Authority has zero tolerance for ethics violations,” Port Authority Spokesman Ben Branham told Politico.

"This is the basis of the tough, systematic integrity reforms the Port Authority has implemented over the past year. Immediately upon learning of allegations that Commissioner Turner violated the board’s newly-enacted Code of Ethics, an inspector general investigation was begun. The investigation revealed conduct that was profoundly disturbing. After Commissioner Turner became aware of the investigation, she resigned,” Branham said.

Turner, 60, previously served as a finance adviser to Hillary Clinton, FOX News reported.

The altercation between the former commissioner and police occurred after two Tenafly police officers stopped a vehicle on Route 90W in Bergen County, and found the car to be unregistered, NJ.com reported.

The commissioner’s adult daughter was a backseat passenger in the vehicle, the video showed.

Turner’s daughter called her to pick up the vehicle occupants after police notified the driver that his vehicle was going to be impounded.

But when Turner arrived at the scene, she demanded that the officers debrief her on what had occurred.

“You’re just here as a ride, ok?” one officer asked her.

“No, I’m not,” Turner responded. “I’m here as a concerned citizen, and friend of the mayor, and I’ve been in Tenafly for 20 years.”

She then demanded to know why the vehicle was pulled over, and was told to speak with the adult driver regarding the reason why he was stopped.

“No, no, no, no, no,” she told the officer. “I need to know.”

“You’re not involved here,” the officer reminded the entitled commissioner. “You’re picking them up.”

Turner then allegedly tried flashing her Port Authority badge to gain the officers’ compliance.

“We don’t need to see credentials,” the second officer told her.

“I am the commissioner of the Port Authority, and I’m heading up over 4,000 police officers, okay?” she said, before again resuming her demands.

When one officer respectfully attempted to address her as “Miss,” the entitled woman swiftly corrected him.

“No, don’t call me ‘Miss.’ I’m Commissioner. Thank you,” she scolded.

The officer again directed Turner to speak with the driver.

“This does not involve you, one percent,” he attempted to explain.

“It does,” she argued. “I’m also an attorney.”

Having made no headway with the first officer, Turner then turned to his partner.

“Why is it so difficult to just say why they were being pulled over, and why the car is being towed?”

The second officer told her that everything had already been explained to the driver, and that the matter did not involve her.

Turner argued that she “needed” to hear the officers’ explanations, then began telling the officers that some of the vehicle occupants were “Ph.D.” students at ivy-league schools.

She complained that the officers had interrupted her Easter weekend, and had “ruined it for a lot of people.”

“I’m asking you a question, which is not being answered,” Turner continued to argue.

“It doesn’t need to be answered,” the officer said calmly. “It’s irrelevant. You have no right to know what is going on.”

Turner then alleged that the officers did not have confidence in their reasoning for the stop.

“I will be in with the Commissioner of Police of Tenafly,” she told the officer, as she backed him towards his patrol vehicle. The officer directed her to step away from him, as her tirade continued.

“I’m very disappointed in the way the two of you are acting,” Turner eventually told the officers. “You cannot even tell me, a mother living in Tenafly for 20 years, with two kids who went through the school system, what the problem is.”

Turner went on to call the situation “shocking,” and told the officers they were “pathetic” and “a disappointment.”

The officers then urged Turner to leave the area.

“You may not tell me when to take my child,” Turner retorted. “You may shut the f**k up.”

Tenafly Police Chief Robert Chamberlain declined to comment further on the incident, and said he would allow the footage to speak for itself, NJ.com reported.

You can see the video from the scene below:

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ROOFUSRAY
ROOFUSRAY

THE SWAMP......

1Nyx
1Nyx

Too funny Kudos to the officers for the patience. Maaaaaan is she for real?
IF she was indeed a Commish she won't be for long after showing this video to her friend the mayor.

AdamExodus
AdamExodus

Police need to shoot more people.

Bruce A
Bruce A

She should have been arrested for interfering with a officer in the performance of his duty! Her extended belligerence and condescending attitude should have, by itself, gotten her cuffed. I would have LOVED to hear the conversation between the two officers after she left!!!

CarolB
CarolB

Always the race card, regardless of color these officers handled their selves with respect and dignity , she could had been any color and the out come would had been the same, Stop being a victim.

John-Brown
John-Brown

The sad thing is that SeniorMoment is a white woman, spewing a false narrative that police shoot black people for no reason. Her husband needs to take her computer away.

scolesjm
scolesjm

LMAO. As an old Chicago Policeman, those young officers did it by the book. Good Job. Now, where I come from, they should have asked, " What's in it for us"? LMAO

OfficerA
OfficerA

Great job Officers!

OfficerA
OfficerA

Caren Turner....Unemployed and now unemployable! I wouldn't even hire you at McDonalds. Shameful! As a person who held the position you held, you should know better than to use your position to bully someone...to get someone out of a ticket. I feel bad that those young people observed your hissy fit. How is your day going now?

kenshin1
kenshin1

friend of Hillary Clinton.. it certainly shows

Saywhatsonmymind
Saywhatsonmymind

It's People like you who keep the fire burning over Racism, I bet you instilled Racism in your children and grandchildren to get them to hate white people, only if you would have went to school and learned history. Poor Poor Lost Soul.

BuffaloDanimal
BuffaloDanimal

Coffee literally just shot from my nose when I read your comment 😂

John-Brown
John-Brown

Specifically more white people just to keep the negroes happy.

LOVEMYBLUES
LOVEMYBLUES

SeniorCitizen, you are serisously showing your medival mentality and narrow mindedness. I do not care about your age, gender, race, religion or political preference, because that does not matter to me. What matters is that you are this ignorant and devoid of how police officers work and the laws they have to follow. Yes, they could have arrested her for obstruction of justice or disturbing the peace, but decided to be nice and ignore her vile and ignorant words. They were not looking at her color or whatever her "claim to fame" was. They were looking at an out of control woman, who needed to shut her mouth and just do what she was there for, give someone a ride. They did not break any laws at all, in fact, they followed them. So, if you have such a low mentality as to think that they were letting her go due to her "white privledge" or her status or that they would have had to make up charges on her or that they would have shot her if she were black, then, if you truly are a senior citizen, shame on you. You should know better. If your name is a misnomer and you are in fact a young person, go learn some laws. Either way, if you have ever served in a blue uniform, then I pray you are retired and if not, then keep your ignorant words to yourself and go get some law enforcement education. You are what is wrong with this country and you and those like you are getting our men/women in blue killed. Their blood is on your hands.

John-Brown
John-Brown

One of the many problems with SeniorMoment is that she has said herself that she has NEVER had a negative experience with a police officer. Yet she sits in her secluded old folks home and CREATES a narrative that all cops hate negroes and want to kill them. She is definitely a special kind of stupid.

LaurieHC
LaurieHC

I am so impressed by these officers. WOW! They handled that entitled, highly manipulative bully with ease. Great job!

BuffaloDanimal
BuffaloDanimal

A swift, firm backhand to her mouth would have been the perfect ending...

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

Thats why i could never be a cop. Because after listening to her, i wanted to slap the crap out of her!!! And I'm glad she lost her job!!

Cjc1958
Cjc1958

My rule of thumb is never approach with asking, never ask anything that doesn't concern you because you could make matters worse. Answer what is ask be polite say yes Sir, no Sir, Thank you Sir and Have a Good day Sir. I have never had problems when stopped by the Police. I have a great respect for our Men and Women in blue I wish to thank them for their service. It is a tough and dangerous job. No one is above the Law not even the President of the United States.

Cjc1958
Cjc1958

I know Sir and I'm truly sorry that it is that way. If I did it I did it and I'm not going to lie about it I caused it. You are not pulled over for doing nothing you did something. Don't do the crime if you are not willing to do the time That is what I live by

Karenllanglois
Karenllanglois

This woman is just angry because the cops were not intimidated enough to not impound the car. Oh, and if the driver and his friends went to Harvard, MIT, it seems to be they would be intelligent enough to register the car.

Dacker
Dacker

Excellent job on keeping cool for both officers.
I might suggest, that telling her:
"It is a violation of the driver's privacy rights, as an adult citizen of the United States, for an officer to share information about this traffic stop and their private police report with anyone other than my immediate superiors. You may contact the Chief to learn how you may legally obtain this information."

So happy she resigned. We don't need people like this drawing any taxpayer money.

LMBuckley
LMBuckley

YOU know why we know she's a liberal? Because Nowhere in the article is it stated. now if she was a member for Trump the headline would be TRUMP PORT AUTHORITY OFFICIAL..blah blah blah well I googled her and guess what?Hillary Clinton fundraiser and lobbyist Caren Turner quits Port Authority ethics post after video of her cursing out local cops goes viral Hillary Clinton fundraiser and lobbyist Caren Turner resigned her Port Authority of New York-New Jersey commissioner post. Turner's resignation came after a confrontation with Tenafly, New Jersey, police about a traffic stop involving Turner's child. A YouTube video of the incident has gone viral.

Goldenman56z
Goldenman56z

She was totally unprofessional, demeaning, & threatening towards the officer. She needs professional help, try NeedGOD.com. Also: FullyFREEfilms.com 😎

cspcapt
cspcapt

she deserves to be disciplined-fired!!!

Susan P
Susan P

Ms Turner is very lucky I was not the officer involved. She would have been arrested for obstructing police and disorderly conduct, cuffed, transported to jail and booked. Then, the people she was there to pick up would have had to find another form of transportation.

Godskntrygrl
Godskntrygrl

WOW! As a child of this mother, I would have taped her mouth shut, thrown her back in her car trunk and thanked the officers for not arresting my mother. If I was the officer, I would have arrested her on something, anything I could possibly make from the video. Glad she lost her job, hope she loses her FAT gov't pension too!

d3ofbigO
d3ofbigO

WTF is she babbling about?? She sounds a little impaired!

Duder1897
Duder1897

What a dumb bitch. Her daughter must be so embarrassed.

73K9
73K9

I think SHE needed field sobriety tests. She sounds wasted.

LEO0301
LEO0301

Are you off your meds again? Good Lord, what is wrong with you? Please, take you lame ass and go to a site that caters to people like you.

Mortician72
Mortician72

I am curious as to whom was the person who may have pissed in her cornflakes that morning?

xmatter
xmatter

What the in the hell was she talking about. Who cares what degrees they have or what schools they go to, obviously their degrees didn't keep them from getting pulled over. This white lady thought, I am going to show my daughter how I flex my power...lmmfao....I hope the office or whoever she works for slams her and makes her apologize publicly. She IS an idiot.

Cgodwin
Cgodwin

Especially since by the first few minutes I was ready to strangle her and if you see the original footage it is over an hour long of her crap!

islandguy813
islandguy813

Worked for Hillary Clinton. That's all you need to know.

gdmn2find8
gdmn2find8

She should have been arrested after the first 5 minutes for obstruction. Not sure if stupidity is a crime, but in cases like this, it needs to be. lol

Memaw187
Memaw187

For her children's sake,I hope the stupidity is not hereditary.

Jetranger206
Jetranger206

Memaw...... amen That was plain STUPID.... but as a retired police officer that is NOT unusual.

Jetranger206
Jetranger206

I think the officer was way to patient with her....he should have told her it was NONE OF HER BUSINESS and told her to leave because she was OBSTRUCTING a police officer in the performance of his duties.

ecs
ecs

I believe you meant to say "who pissed in her snowflakes".

TarnishedCopper
TarnishedCopper

The mention of the name Hillary Clinton explains most of this. Like many of you, I would have taken her to jail as well.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

The comment is not that far off base. Blacks have been arrested & shot for less. Women included. There are several videos on line that prove it.

CloserFocus
CloserFocus

I find it oddly disturbing she wasn’t. What were those cops thinking, allowing her to rant like the entitled, disrespectful FOOL she obviously is, taking up so much of their time w/threats & insults, & don’t slap cuffs on her? Hello? Hate to say it, but I believe if she wasn’t white, things would have gone differently the ranter. I’m white & retired from NYC crime investigations. They showed too much restraint in this case. This should have ended A LOT Sooner than it did. You’re only seeing a limited version of the clip.


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