In response to the behavior of Port Authority Commissioner Caren Turner towards two Tenafly Police Officers, Senator Vin Gopal, Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation Committee, issued the following statement:
“The vulgar, explicit and abusive language Ms. Turner directed towards these officers is inexcusable and appalling,” Senator Vin Gopal said.
“Perhaps more disturbing than her behavior is the lack of remorse that has followed. Ms. Turner has issued excuses in the place of the sincere and humble apology these fine officers more than deserve. No one is above the law and no one deserves special favors or treatment. I thank officers Matthew Savitsky and Tom Casper for remaining calm and professional throughout this incident.”