Dallas Assistant DA fired over behavior with Uber driver

Dallas Assistant DA fired over behavior with Uber driver

"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.

An Uber driver in Texas claims a Dallas prosecutor threatened to accuse him of kidnapping her during a drunken rant, telling him: "Who are they going to believe?"

The Dallas County District Attorney chose to fire Jody Warner, 32, who had been assigned to the crimes against children division, after media reports featuring an audio recording captured highlighted Warner's alleged abuse of an Uber driver who picked her up from an East Dallas pub. The district attorney's office confirmed that an investigation has been launched when reached by The Post on Monday.

The announcement follows an earlier declaration by the District Attorney's Office that it was investigating the incident, part of which had been recorded. "All I wanted to do was get home safely that night".

"Then we'll just wait for the cops".

'We'll wait for the cops then if that's what you think is appropriate, ' she continued. 'You don't just end a ride ...

"I didn't want to get her in trouble", Platt told the newspaper before reconsidering and ending the ride by asking Warner to get out. Jesus Christ, you're a f-- idiot in a stupid f-- hat.

"You're kidnapping me. You're committing a third-to-first-degree felony".


Though Warner allegedly slapped Platt's shoulder, which he said "didn't hurt that bad", she reportedly continued to insult him which prompted him to pull over and ask her to exit the vehicle. From there the Uber driver pulled over, while initially hesitating to call cops, saying he wanted to give Warner a 'chance' after she told him she was a district attorney. You or me?' I said, 'You know what?

Cpl. DeMarquis Black, a spokesman for the Dallas Police Department, said the agency has contacted the district attorney's office and is investigating the incident. "It was not how I expected the night to go". So do you want to take me home or do you want to stay here? "Then the cop said, 'You good?' and I said, 'I guess so.' I should've said, 'No, I'm not good.' It was intimidating". "Just take me home, dude". "That being said, the audio doesn't tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable and I became defensive and eventually angry".

According to the driver, Warner got agitated when she felt the route the driver was taking was incorrect. The transcript indicates that Warner called Platt an "idiot" and "stupid".

Adding, 'As public servants, we represent the people of Dallas County and are examples of justice, professionalism, and ethical behavior both inside and outside of the courtroom. "I will not waver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff", she said.

A former Dallas County prosecutor came to Ms Warner's defence on Twitter, urging the public not to rush to judgment. But the cop and Warner, who was "let off the hook", left in a police auto, he told the Dallas Morning News. "@dallasnews @CityOfDallas Horrible human @jody_warner needs to be FIRED for berating and threatening a good human with her self-inflated power and position #scumbag", wrote one woman in a fairly typical post.

"There's two sides to every event", Schulte tweeted.

In a statement to ABC, Warner denied hitting Platt, but expressed regret over the incident. "She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said, 'Who are they gonna believe?"

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