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


After a Dallas prosecutor was sacked from her job in the district attorney's office for an altercation with an Uber driver, she apologized Tuesday for her actions, saying she "was wrong".

Uber driver Shaun Platt told the Dallas Morning News that he picked up prosecutor Jody Warner at the Capitol Pub in Old East Dallas on Friday, Nov. 10 and set out to drive her home.

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

After alleged continued name-calling and yelling by Ms Warner, the situation took an unexpected turn when she accused him of kidnapping her by refusing to take her home.

Warner had worked in the office for six years and was a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit, Dallas News reports.

Warner: "I want to go home so badly, but you're so stupid I want the cops to come so that they can **** you up". "I mean no harm to her", Mr Platt said.

He also alleged to the Dallas newspaper that Warner said she "knows people" and added, "Who are they going to believe?" At that point, Platt says he stopped the vehicle but Warner refused to get out. 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. "I'm a district attorney".

"She kept saying she was the assistant D.A. Said, 'Who are they gonna believe?"

"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". The Dallas County District Attorney's Office did not immediately respond to a request for comment. That being said, the audio doesn't tell you that I was in a situation that made me feel very uncomfortable and I became defensive and eventually angry. "I'm an assistant district attorney, so shut the f*ck up". "There's just a little bit more to it and I was wrong".

Additionally, she refuted Platt's allegation that she assaulted him and said she never touched him. But the cop and Warner, who was 'let off the hook, ' left in a police auto, he told the Dallas Morning News. When she refused, he called police.

"One of the main reasons I forgive her is I know she was intoxicated, that's another reason - that's no excuse to treat someone like that just because you're intoxicated", he told the Dallas Morning News. "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". "You're kinda right.' So I took out my phone and I recorded it". I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.

Contacted by HuffPost on Monday, a spokesperson for Dallas police said, "We're still trying to gather information about this case". Former judge Elizabeth Frizell and lawyer Pete Schulte also spoke to the media Tuesday, in Warner's defense.

Warner's social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter, appear to have been deleted.

According to Crowdrise, Jody Warner, of Dallas, was part of a fundraising effort to raise money for Alzheimer's research.