Dallas prosecutor apologizes for berating 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

"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", Johnson said in a written statement, according to The Dallas Morning News.

While Platt told The Dallas Morning News that "my only hope is that she learns from this and she apologizes", the outlet revealed Monday that Warner had been fired.

The Uber driver, Shaun Platt, says he picked up assistant DA Jody Warner at a bar in Old East Dallas on Saturday night.

Platt alleged that Warner seemed to get angrier on the ride and things escalated after he got lost when she told him to follow a route that was different from the Global Positioning System directions. Warner had accused Platt of refusing to take her home, beacuse he was allegedly not following the directions given by his navigational device. ""She said, 'You can follow the [expletive] GPS" and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home".

Mr Platt again asked the woman to get out, but she remained inside his vehicle until police arrived.

"I said, 'Nope, that's it, ' and I pulled over on the side of the road", Platt said. "I wanted the cops to show up so they could do something about it", Platt said. She said this was the only job I can get because I'm so stupid.

The announcement follows an earlier declaration by the District Attorney's Office that it was investigating the incident, part of which had been recorded.

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

"Oh, my God, you're going to regret this so much", the passenger could be heard saying in the audio recording. "You had the opportunity to take me home". "@dallasnews @CityOfDallas Horrible human @jody_warner needs to be FIRED for berating and threatening a good human with her self-inflated power and position #scumbag", wrote one woman in a fairly typical post. The driver says he wants to wait for police. What a joke... Oh my god, you're an idiot.

A woman can be heard in the recording calling him names, including "an idiot", "a legitimate retard", and "stupid".

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She reportedly left in a police auto.

"We'll wait for the cops then if that's what you think is appropriate", she continued.

"It's not kidnapping, ma'am".

The driver told the passenger that she was free to leave at any time.

"I'm pretty sure that I had a destination and you have not taken me to that destination".

"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night. All I wanted to do was get home safely that night".

After the arrival of police, Platt said he was "totally afraid", believing he would be arrested while Warner was "let off the hook".

Warner said at one point, "I think this might be a kidnapping", so Platt chose to pull over. "I can tell you that not everything he said was true, I never touched him".

The ride-sharing service encourages both riders and drivers to call police or 911 if they feel unsafe or find themselves in an uncomfortable situation, as outlined in Uber's driver safety tips.

Platt said Warner left with the officer in his patrol vehicle. Warner worked there for six years and was a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit. Image via social media.

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