It seems as though this university administrator needs a lesson in respect.
NEWARK, N.J. – The chancellor of Rutgers University in Newark apologized to officers after seeing a video capturing her enraged reaction toward police during a traffic accident investigation in March.
The video reportedly shows the university official flaunting her powerful position and telling the police, “If I miss my plane, you folks are in trouble!”
The situation began when Newark campus Chancellor Nancy Cantor was being picked up by her driver in front of her office to bring her to the airport. The streets were covered with snow, and so when the driver tried to pull up close to the side of the road, the vehicle allegedly struck the side of a parked police SUV. A campus officer was inside.
As the officer stepped out and began to investigate the details of the crash, Cantor became upset. She and her staff members were told that they were unable to leave until they gathered enough information about the accident and gained permission from their superior officers.
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In the video, the chancellor can be heard saying that she was being held “hostage” at the scene.
When officers asked Cantor who she was, she immediately yells, “I’m the chancellor!”
She continued to protest as members of law enforcement performed their duties. She even complained that it was a Rutgers police cruiser, inferring that she shouldn’t have to wait for the investigation to conclude because of her position within the university.
“There’s absolutely no damage!” she continued to protest to the officers as they continued to assure her that they were just taking necessary action to complete their duties.
The entire video was released and can be seen here.
The report noted that there were no injuries and no extensive damage was done to either vehicle. Eventually the driver and Cantor were allowed to leave. No tickets were issued in the accident.
The university says that Nancy Cantor has reached out to apologize to the officers after viewing the police camera video of the March 3 incident.
“The chancellor just recently saw the video of the incident from several months ago and reached out to the officers with an apology,” the university said in a statement.
Rutgers-Newark Police Chief Carmelo Huertas said the campus police accepted Cantor’s apology.