Fired Dallas County prosecutor apologizes over Uber flap

Dallas Prosecutor Fired After Uber Driver Says She Hit and Threatened Him, Called Him a “Retard”

The Dallas County District Attorney made a decision 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 DA continued, "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".

Warner appeared intoxicated, according to Platt, who said he started asking her about the upcoming holiday season but noticed something was off. Warner said he took a route home she wasn't aware of and she became scared. She says "no, make a right here.' I said 'I'm required by Uber to follow the GPS.' She said 'no, make a right here" and she became kinda belligerent. He said he proceeded to pull over but initially hesitated to call the police, saying he wanted to give Warner a "chance" after she told him she was a district attorney.

The officer returned and Platt said he was afraid of being arrested. "I was in an uncomfortable situation", she said. "But I didn't call the cops". She says that she won't get out on a side street, and mocks him. "I embarrassed my family, I embarrassed myself", Warner said Tuesday. Overnight, Warner denied she ever hit Platt. "I'm a district attorney". Also in the recording, Warner can be heard hurling insults at the driver while letting him know of her position in the DA's office.

"Oh, my God, you're going to regret this so much", the passenger could be heard saying in the audio recording. I was just telling Facebook friends and when I get home I have thousands of views.

But she continued to berate the driver. Jesus Christ, you're a f--- idiot in a stupid f-- hat. Oh my God, you're an idiot.

The woman seemed to be upset that Platt ended the ride before reaching her destination and that he called police. You or me?' " Platt told ABC.

"I'm an assistant district attorney so shut the [expletive] up", she said.

"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night", she said.

"It's not kidnapping, ma'am. You are a legitimate ret*rd. what a joke", the woman on the audio file says. "She became more and more irate", Platt told Good Morning America. Instead, the Dallas prosecutor declines, claiming that the driver was "recklessly keeping" her from where she was going. Part of their altercation was caught on Platt's voice recorder as he waited for police to arrive.

Warner said at one point, "I think this might be a kidnapping", so Platt chose to pull over.

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

He reported the incident to Uber, anxious that his passenger would follow through with her threats, and said he only wanted an apology from Warner for "belittling" him and "way worse".

A former Dallas County prosecutor came to Ms Warner's defence on Twitter, urging the public not to rush to judgment. Image via social media. That prompted Warner to threaten him, saying he was "never going to work again" and that she "knows people", according to Platt.

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