Dallas prosecutor who accused Uber driver of kidnapping fired from her job

Andrew Cummings
November 15, 2017

"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 written statement, according to The Dallas Morning News. He said the problems began when she told him to drive in a different direction than his Global Positioning System program instructed him.

In what is probably Exhibit A for a one-star passenger rating, a Dallas assistant district attorney was sacked after she drunkenly insulted and threatened an Uber driver, then said police officers the driver summoned would believe her side of the story and "f-- you up". "I'm a district attorney".

Explained the victimized Uber driver, 'I didn't want to get her in trouble, ' before eventually demanding Warner to get out.

"Then we'll wait for the cops", the woman retorts. "What a joke", she said.

Johnson said she terminated Warner after conducting a "thorough investigation". "Jesus Christ, you're an [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat".

"I'm pretty sure that I had a destination and you have not taken me to that destination". She yelled at friends out the window as the vehicle drove off, and Platt said he tried to initiate small talk but she wasn't being friendly. 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.

"So you're kidnapping me", the woman said.

A Texas district attorney fired a prosecutor late Monday after a lost Uber driver recorded her allegedly insulting him, threatening his job and flaunting her powers during a ride last week.

After the arrival of police, Platt said he was "totally afraid", believing he would be arrested while Warner was "let off the hook". Either drop me off at my house or wait for the cops.

After police arrived, the Uber driver declined to press charges.

'I'm an assistant district attorney so shut the [expletive] up, ' Warner is heard saying. She retorts that he's kidnapping her and committing a felony.

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. Platt: "Ma'am, please." Warner: "No, 'Ma'am, please.' Dude, everything is being recorded".

She says she felt uncomfortable with the route the driver was taking and went into "fight or flight" mode, saying her years of prosecuting sexual assault cases may have put her on edge or more sensitive than most.

A former Dallas County prosecutor came to Ms Warner's defence on Twitter, urging the public not to rush to judgment. "Jody is an honorable prosecutor and the Dallas Co DA's office is lucky to have her". "I will not waver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff", she said.

After Campbell was sacked, ESPN reporter Britt McHenry came to her aid with all the empathy of someone who was publicly embarrassed after a similar potty-mouthed episode.

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

Neither Platt nor Warner could be reached for comment on Tuesday. She wrote, in part, "I am so excited to be a ROOKIE on Team Blonde this year and to participate in the incredible organization that is BvB Dallas ('Blondes v. Brunettes')". "She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said, 'Who are they gonna believe?"

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