Published: Tue, November 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

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

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

The Dallas County assistant district attorney was sacked Monday following allegations by a 26 year-old Uber driver who said she berated and hit him while he gave her a ride late Friday night, according to the Dallas Morning News.

Platt said he guessed Warner had been drinking, and recorded her comments on his cellphone.

In a statement, Johnson said that after conducting a thorough investigation, she made a decision to terminate Warner on November 13.

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. Johnson urged the public to "look beyond this incident" and understand that prosecutors work hard to seek justice on citizens' behalf.

"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 had declined to press charges, but Warner was sacked on Monday. He said that the former assistant district attorney became belligerent, hit him, belittled him and threatened him during the trip.

Platt: "I am waiting for the cops".

The driver then asked the passenger to get out, but she refused, telling him either to drop her off at her house or to wait for the cops to arrive.

Warner: "Then we'll wait for the cops".

According to the driver, Warner got agitated when she felt the route the driver was taking was incorrect. "I'm not kidnapping you".

Platt: I'm waiting for the cops. I can tell you that not everything he said was true I never touched him.

That's when the ride home took a turn for the worse.

"She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said, 'Who are they going to 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. "She became more and more irate", Platt told Good Morning America.

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

Contacted by HuffPost on Monday, a spokesperson for Dallas police said, "We're still trying to gather information about this case". The Dallas County District Attorney's Office fired her late Monday.

"There's two sides to every event", Schulte tweeted. Warner worked there for six years and was a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit. 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.

All along Platt tells Warner she is free to leave at any time. Platt did not, however, intend for Warner to lose her job. But the cop and Warner, who was "let off the hook", left in a police vehicle, he told the Dallas Morning News. She wrote, in part, "I am so excited to be a ROOKIE on Team Blonde this year and to participate in the incredible organization that is BvB Dallas ('Blondes v. Brunettes')".

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