Sunday, 19 November, 2017

Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver

An Uber driver claimed a Dallas prosecutor hit him and accused him of kidnapping her An Uber driver claimed a Dallas prosecutor hit him and accused him of kidnapping her
Preston Stone | 15 November, 2017, 02:41

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

Later in the recording, Warner told Platt that he was trying to kidnap her although Platt told her several times to get out of his vehicle.

Texas lawyer Jody Warner, 32, was given the boot after being caught on tape berating an Uber driver who picked her up at a pub in Dallas.

Following the publication of the incriminating recording by the Dallas Morning News, the District Attorney's Office said that an internal investigation into the incident had been launched and would provide more information in due time. I'm an assistant district attorney so shut the f-- up.

Explained the victimized Uber driver, 'I didn't want to get her in trouble, ' before eventually demanding Warner to get out. The driver says he wants to wait for police.

'We'll wait for the cops then if that's what you think is appropriate, ' she continued. 'You don't just end a ride ... She wrote: "After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have made a decision to terminate Ms. Warner".

But she continued to accuse him of kidnapping her since he did not take her to the requested destination, while he repeatedly told her to exit the vehicle. When he stopped and ordered her from the vehicle, she refused to leave until a police unit called by Platt arrived.

"You're going to regret this so much", the female voice can be heard in the audio recording."You're a [expletive] idiot", the passenger says, "you are a legitimate retard".

Platt told the Morning News that he reported the incident to Uber and the company assured him that his app wouldn't match up with her again.

"I'm not trying to make any accusations against that driver, I don't know what's in his heart", she said.

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The former Dallas County assistant district attorney, who was sacked Monday after lashing out at an Uber driver, spoke to the media for the first time on Tuesday morning. "Then the cop said, 'You good?' and I said, 'I guess so.' I should've said, 'No, I'm not good.' It was intimidating".

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

Warner: "And I want to go home so badly, but you're so stupid".

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

"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. "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".

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

"She kept saying she was the assistant D.A. Said, 'Who are they gonna believe?" Pete Schulte, a former Dallas County prosecutor, wrote about the situation on Twitter, and he came to Warner's defense.

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

At one point, she allegedly threatened him that he could be charged with kidnapping.

In the aftermath of Friday's incident, Platt said he was 'totally afraid' of being arrested when police arrived. "I don't believe the DA's office has all the facts", Frizell said.

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