A Texas Assistant District Attorney is suffering harsh consequences after video of her drunkenly berating an UBER driver and threatening him with false charges.
ABC News reports that Dallas prosecutor Jody Warner was fired by the district attorney’s office after telling Uber driver Shaun Platt he was kidnapping her following a foul-language filled tirade. Platt recorded the incident on cell phone video.
Appearing at a press conference Warner issued a tearful apology.
“I’m very sorry for the language I used. I’m not proud of it.”
“I appreciate being given the opportunity to give my side. I’m not trying to make any accusations against that driver. I don’t know what’s in his heart. I can tell you that not everything he said was true. I never touched him.”
“I’m not ever going to justify anything that I said. There’s just a little bit more to it, and I was wrong.”
Warner says she became upset when he chose a route different from the one indicated on his GPS. Platt said he began recording the incident when she told him no one would believe his story.
“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 once she accused him of kidnapping he pulled over. After ordering her out of his car, he called police.
Below is the Dallas district attorney’s office statement on the incident.
“After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have decided to terminate Ms. Warner. 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 statement. “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. I will not waver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff. I will continue to run this office with transparency and respect for the justice system and the community we serve. 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.”
To see the Warner’s meltdown and subsequent apology, flip the pages.