Dallas prosecutor fired after audio surfaces of her berating, fighting Uber driver

Platt picked up Warner at Capitol Pub in Old East Dallas on Friday night and was supposed to drive her home but the passenger allegedly told him to follow a route different from his GPS directions which caused him to get lost

The Dallas County assistant district attorney was sacked Monday following allegations by a 26 year-old Uber driver who said she berated and hit him while he gave her a ride late Friday night, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Ex-Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner said Tuesday that she was "uncomfortable with the route" taken Friday by driver Shaun Platt.

Warner appeared intoxicated, according to Platt, who said he started asking her about the upcoming holiday season but noticed something was off.

After the passenger's behavior continued to worsen, Platt finally ended the Uber ride, asked the woman to get out and eventually called the police.

"Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behavior is contrary to this office's core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated", Johnson said in a statement to The Post. "I encourage you, the public, to look beyond this incident and recognize that our prosecutors work hard each day to seek justice on your behalf". I'm not ever going to justify anything that I said. Platt: "Ma'am, please." Warner: "No, 'Ma'am, please.' Dude, everything is being recorded". He said that the former assistant district attorney became belligerent, hit him, belittled him and threatened him during the trip. "You're kidnapping me. You're committing a third- to first-degree felony, so do you want to take me home?".

She also slapped him on the shoulder, which prompted the driver to pull over on the side of the road and ask the passenger to exit the vehicle. "Jesus Christ, you're an [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat".

"I would do anything to react differently", she said. He says, "I'm waiting for the cops". "But you don't treat people that way".

Platt told the Morning News that he reported the incident to Uber and the company assured him that his app wouldn't match up with her again. "There's just a little bit more to it and I was wrong".

When police came, they put the woman in the cruiser but did not charge her. Platt says police asked him, "You good?" and Platt replied he guessed that he was. Platt says Warner kept trying to change the destination where he was supposed to be taking her. Thus, he called 911 and hit record, according to the Dallas newspaper. A Dallas police spokesperson told Huffington Post, "We're still trying to gather information about this case".

According to the Dallas Morning News, the 32-year-old prosecutor was sacked on Monday following a "thorough investigation". He says she refused to respond to follow-up questions on where to drive, became "increasingly angry" and hurled insults. People endorsed her for skills including litigation, legal research, and courts. Warner's Facebook page has been deleted.

In audio of the incident, the woman's voice was heard saying, "I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually".



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