Dallas County assistant DA fired for behavior toward 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.

Platt says Warner kept trying to change the destination where he was supposed to be taking her. She was a prosecutor in the DA's Crimes Against Children section.

Platt: "I'm asking you politely to please step out of my vehicle". The driver responds that the cops are on their way. Oh my God you're going to regret this so much.

Warner said at one point, "I think this might be a kidnapping", so Platt chose to pull over. The audio was also posted on Reddit. "I mean no harm to her", Mr Platt said. "I'm a district attorney", Warner allegedly told him.

'We'll wait for the cops then if that's what you think is appropriate, ' she continued. 'You don't just end a ride ... So do you want to take me home or do you want to stay here?

"Then we'll wait for the cops", the woman retorts.

"Jesus Christ, you're a f--ing idiot in a stupid f--ing hat". "What a joke. I'll make sure Uber knows what a [expletive] joke you are".

She demands to be dropped off at her house.

In the audio recording, Warner was heard repeatedly cursing at her Uber driver.

"You're kidnapping me", she said.

"Oh my God, you're an idiot".

Warner: "I want to go home so badly, but you're so stupid I want the cops to come so that they can **** you up". You or me?' " Platt told ABC.

"Ma'am, will you please leave my vehicle", Platt says. "I'm not kidnapping you". "You're committing a third-to-first degree felony".

Dallas County District Attorney Faith Johnson ordered an investigation into the incident and chose to fire Warner.

"After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have chose to terminate Ms. Warner".

Johnson later said, after reviewing and investigating, Warner's conduct was counter to the department's core principle of integrity, and it won't be tolerated. "I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff", it continued. I will continue to run this office with transparency and respect for the justice system and the community we serve. Johnson urged the public to "look beyond this incident" and understand that prosecutors work hard to seek justice on citizens' behalf.

Platt said Warner tried to use her job as a means to intimidate him.

She reportedly left in a police vehicle. He noticed she was getting increasingly upset, he said.

"I said, "Should I make a left up here?' and she refused to answer me," Platt told the Dallas Morning News".

Platt felt Warner just could not "treat people like that" but said he forgave her.

Not everyone was piling on Jody Warner after the story broke. Messages seeking comment from Uber were not immediately returned.

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

Warner's social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter, appear to have been deleted. She's gone because of this.

Jody Warner Dallas prosecutor fired: My obligation as a public servant reconsidered.

. "She actually hit me".

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