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Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver

Dallas prosecutor fired over spat with Uber driver

The Dallas County District Attorney chose to fire Jody Warner, 32, who had been assigned to the crimes against children division, after media reports featuring an audio recording captured highlighted Warner's alleged abuse of an Uber driver who picked her up from an East Dallas pub.

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During the ride, Warner, who was apparently in an inebriated state, reportedly struck and hurled insults at Platt after he asked her to clarify directions to her residence.

Five minutes later, Platt called 911, with the man recording as he waited for police to respond.

District Attorney Faith Johnson announced Monday afternoon that she had terminated Warner.

Johnson later said, after reviewing and investigating, Warner's conduct was counter to the department's core principle of integrity, and it won't be tolerated. "I encourage you, the public, to look beyond this incident and recognize that our prosecutors work hard each day to seek justice on your behalf". 'She said, "You can follow the [expletive] GPS" and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home'.

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. Frizell resigned as a judge this year to run for district attorney. You or me?' " Platt told ABC.

Warner: "Then we'll wait for the cops". "I can tell you that not everything he said was true, I never touched him". Platt said he declined to press charges once officers arrived.

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"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.

"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night", she said. But the cop and Warner, who was 'let off the hook, ' left in a police vehicle, he told the Dallas Morning News.

"Take me home, dude".

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

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.

"There's two sides to every event", Schulte tweeted. 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. When he tried to ask her where to go, she was very hostile.

Warner, who'd been with the DA's office six years, says she's prosecuted sexual offender cases and may have been on edge. People endorsed her for skills including litigation, legal research, and courts. Warner's Facebook page has been deleted. She hit me on my shoulder. But the cop and Warner, who was "let off the hook", left in a police vehicle, he told the Dallas Morning News.