Dallas prosecutor apologizes for berating Uber driver

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

"I said, "Should I make a left up here?' and she refused to answer me," Platt told the Dallas Morning News".

Jody Warner lost it when her Uber driver asked her to get out of his auto in Dallas last Friday.

The Dallas Morning News ran an audio file it says captures the incident.

The argument led to Warner's firing by Dallas District Attorney Faith Johnson on Monday. "I gave her a chance and she kept saying she was a DA and I didn't want to get her in trouble".

"Then we'll wait for the cops", the woman retorts. 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.

"The woman is heard warning Platt he was "going to regret this so much", calling him a "[expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat" and telling him to "shut the [expletive] up". What a joke... Oh my god, you're an idiot.

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 auto.

Though Warner allegedly slapped Platt's shoulder, which he said "didn't hurt that bad", she reportedly continued to insult him which prompted him to pull over and ask her to exit the vehicle. "You are a legitimate retard", the passenger says. "Jody is an honorable prosecutor and the Dallas Co DAs office is lucky to have her".


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

A Dallas County district attorney was sacked from her job after she accused her Uber driver of kidnapping and reportedly struck him during their late night ride. Pratt asked Warner several times to get out, but she did not until police arrived. But she refuses to accept that, claiming that he was "recklessly keeping" her from where she was going. "Either drop me off at my house or we'll wait for the cops because I'm not wrong".

Warner's full apology released to the media addresses the incident: "I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night". "Just take me home, dude". "You're committing a third-to-first degree felony". "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".

According to the driver, Warner got agitated when she felt the route the driver was taking was incorrect.

In a press conference in Dallas on Tuesday, a teary-eyed Warner spoke to reporters and apologized for her language. I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.

But she continued to berate the driver. It should also be noted that Frizell is campaigning to replace Johnson as the next Dallas County District Attorney. She even threatened to report to the police that he had kidnapped her.

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

Added Warner, 'Who are they going to believe? "I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually". 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.

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