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The New Jersey State Police escort of the new head coach of the Jets in the Big Apple to a Knicks playoff game was “unauthorized,” the authorities said on Friday.
“The escort of New York Jets Coach Robert Saleh through a car marked by the New Jersey State Police was unauthorized,” said NJSP Lt. Jeff Flynn in a statement Friday.
“The incident has been referred to the Office of Professional Standards for internal investigation,” added Flynn.
An exclusive video The Post received on Thursday shows Saleh and three of his sons taxiing to the VIP entrance of Madison Square Garden in a black SUV while a tagged NJSP vehicle with flashing lights follows closely behind.
The one-minute clip shows Saleh, who was hired as a Jets trainer in January, stepping out of the SUV with his children for Game 2 of the Knicks Hawks series on Wednesday at around 7:25 p.m.
The incident violated standard protocol for police escorts from New Jersey to New York City, sources the Post said.
Robert Saleh received a police escort to the Knicks game on Wednesday evening.Adam Glyn
Normally, New Jersey soldiers only travel to New York City when Governor Phil Murphy is driving his state police force into the Big Apple.
The soldier accompanying Saleh and his children did not even alert the port authority police or the NYPD about the convoy, the authorities said.