The Dallas County District Attorney made a decision 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.
In an interview with the Dallas Morning News, Platt said Warner appeared intoxicated when he picked her up outside a bar in Dallas.
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. At that point, Platt says he stopped the auto but Warner refused to get out.
A spokesperson for Uber says that Warner has been banned from using the ride-sharing service and encourage drivers and riders to call 911 if they feel unsafe at any point during a ride.
"Her behavior is contrary to this office's core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated", District Attorney Faith Johnson told the paper in a written statement.
The incident happened last Friday night when Warner, who admitted to drinking a bit too much, called for an Uber to take her back home from a pub.
Warner then accused Platt of kidnapping her. He said that the former assistant district attorney became belligerent, hit him, belittled him and threatened him during the trip.
"I'm pretty sure that I had a destination and you have not taken me to that destination". "Jesus Christ, you're an [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat". "I'm sorry it cost her her job". So under the law it's recklessly keeping me from where I was going and you have done that.
"You're kidnapping me. You're committing a third-to-first-degree felony".
She then accuses Platt of "kidnapping", to which he replies, "It's not kidnapping, ma'am".
"I just want an apology".
"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night. "She said, 'You can follow the [expletive] GPS" and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home".
Warner in turn took exception to Platt, telling the man, he was 'never going to work again' and that she 'knows people, ' according to the Uber driver.
According to the Dallas Morning News, the 32-year-old prosecutor was sacked on Monday following a "thorough investigation". When he tried to ask her where to go, she was very hostile.
Warner had worked in the office for six years and was a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit, Dallas News reports. People endorsed her for skills including litigation, legal research, and courts. Warner's Facebook page has been deleted. However, others on Twitter were extremely unkind to Warner after listening to the audio and came to the defense of Platt, the driver, who is pictured above. While he was on hand Tuesday to speak in favor of Warner, Schulte is not actually representing her at this time.