Dallas assistant district attorney loses job after Uber outburst

Jody Warner

Jody Warner

District Attorney Faith Johnson announced Monday afternoon that she had terminated Warner. "The audio doesn't tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable". Platt added that she told him, "Who are they going to believe?"

"I embarrassed my family and I embarrassed myself", said Warner.

"Jesus Christ, you're a f--ing idiot in a stupid f--ing hat". Platt did not, however, intend for Warner to lose her job.

She also slapped him on the shoulder, which prompted the driver to pull over on the side of the road and ask the passenger to exit the vehicle.

Platt is heard asking Warner to get out, only to refuse, telling him either to drop her off at her house or to wait for the cops to arrive. "I want the cops to come so that they can fuck you up, that's what I want".

Warner: "No. 'No, ma'am, please.' Dude, you're all- everything's being recorded".

"It's not kidnapping. Ma'am you are free to leave", Platt responds.

"I just want an apology".

"She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said who are they gonna believe you or me and I said, 'You know what, you're kind of right, ' so I took out my phone and I recorded it", Platt told ABC News.

"I'm pretty sure that I had a destination and you have not taken me to that destination. I'm a district attorney".

"You're kidnapping me", she continued.

According to her LinkedIn page, Warner studied law at the Texas Tech University School of Law and joined the Dallas County District Attorney's Office in February 2011.

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Ignoring the driver's demands for her to leave the vehicle, she then told him, "Dude, everything's being reported", adding, "I'm an assistant district attorney so shut the [expletive] up". But the law enforcement official simply asked him if he "was good" and when Platt reluctantly confirmed that he was, Warner left with the officer in his vehicle.

"After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have chose to terminate Ms. Warner", Johnson said in a statement, according to the New York Post.

"Although criminal charges have not been filed, her behaviour is contrary to this office's core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated", Johnson said in a written statement.

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".

After about five minutes, Platt says, he called 911 and started recording Warner.

Platt: I'm waiting for the cops.

Criminal defense attorney Pete Schulte defended Warner in a Twitter post. A Dallas police spokesperson told Huffington Post, "We're still trying to gather information about this case".

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.

The woman proceeds to tell the driver that "everything's being recorded" as he continues to ask her to just get out of the auto.

Jody Warner had worked in the unit prosecuting crimes against children, the Dallas Morning News reports.

In a press conference in Dallas on Tuesday, a teary-eyed Warner spoke to reporters and apologized for her language.

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