By Bizpac Review. A Port Authority ethics chairwoman and a former financial adviser to Hillary Clinton was forced to resign after a profanity-filled confrontation with police at a traffic stop.
Police released video Tuesday showing Caren Turner, a commissioner with the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and chairwoman of its ethics committee, berating officers and attempting to use her position to intimidate them, Politico reported.
Turner once served on finance committees for Hillary Clinton, New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, and former New Jersey Gov. Jon Corzine. She was appointed by former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie to the Port Authority, which controls the area’s crossover bridges and tunnels, major airports and the World Trade Center site.
New Jersey police had pulled over a vehicle with tinted front windows and an “unclear” rear license plate on March 31, according to a police report, Politico reported. Turner’s daughter was one of the passengers and called her mother when N.J. police officer Matthew Savitsky informed the driver that the car would have to be impounded because he didn’t have a current insurance card and the car’s registration had expired.
Turner arrived and can be heard in the video introducing herself as “the commissioner of the Port Authority.” (Read more from “Clinton Aide Resigns After Profanity-Filled, Finger-Wagging Attack on Cops at a Traffic Stop Video Gets Out” HERE)
Port Authority Ethics Official Cursed Cop, Demanded He Call Her ‘Commissioner’
By Politico. . .Turner resigned her position on April 20 after the Port Authority learned of the incident, as first reported by POLITICO. She was “encouraged” to resign by New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy’s office according to a person in the governor’s office who spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss a personnel matter.
Until her resignation, Turner had chaired the board’s ethics committee. Former New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie appointed her to the role last year. A public relations professional, her appointment was championed by Senate Majority Leader Loretta Weinberg, a Democrat.
When police pulled over the Toyota Corolla with Nevada plates that Saturday afternoon, they discovered the car’s registration was out of date and the driver didn’t have a current insurance card. The car would have to be impounded, Savitsky informed the driver, who handled the news calmly. (Read more from “Port Authority Ethics Official Cursed Cop, Demanded He Call Her ‘Commissioner'” HERE)