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Dallas prosecutor fired for berating Uber driver

Dallas prosecutor fired for berating 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", District Attorney Faith Johnson said in a statement. "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".

Shaun Platt, the Uber driver that recorded the incident late Friday night, told KDFW-TV that 32-year-old Jody Warner appeared to be drunk when he picked her up from Capitol Pub in east Dallas. Platt finally stopped his vehicle and ordered Warner out; when she refused, he called police.

Platt told me earlier it wasn't his intention for her to be fired, but he did feel like she should at least apologize.

Platt Warner tried to use her job title as a tool of intimidation against him.

The officer returned and Platt said he was afraid of being arrested. The driver says he wants to wait for police. "I'm not scared", she says.

A Dallas prosecutor was sacked following reports of a drunken meltdown in an Uber ride where she threatened to accuse the driver of kidnapping her. Platt added that she told him, "Who are they going to believe? I'm a district attorney".

Five minutes later, Platt called 911 and began recording as he waited for police to respond.

"Oh, my God, you're going to regret this so much", the passenger could be heard saying in the audio recording.

Platt: "I'm asking you politely to please step out of my vehicle". "@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. "Jesus Christ, you're an [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat".

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"Oh, my God, you're an idiot. You're kidnapping me", she said. Just take me home. The situation became even tenser when, at Warner's request, the driver changed his GPS-directed route and lost his way. She says no make a right here.

"It's not kidnapping, ma'am".

"I'm pretty sure that I had a destination and you have not taken me to that destination. You're free to leave", Platt said.

'You're kidnapping me, ' she continued. 'You're committing a third- to first-degree felony.

The DA's office initially said it was investigating the matter. "Then the cop said 'You good?' and I said 'I guess so.' I should've said, 'No, I'm not good.' It was intimidating".

Uber told HuffPost they are looking into the incident in question. She also says, "I think this might be kidnapping right now actually..."

A former Dallas County prosecutor came to Warner's defense online.

On the tape you can hear Platt repeatedly asking Warner to please get out of his vehicle.

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


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