Dallas County assistant DA fired for behavior toward Uber driver

Lester Mason
November 14, 2017

The Dallas Morning News reports the driver, Shaun Platt, said that Warner physically assaulted him, called him names, accused of him of kidnapping her, threatened that he'd never work again and flaunted her status as an assistant district attorney.

But by 5 p.m. on Monday, Warner had been fired, according to a news release from Dallas County DA Faith Johnson. "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".

Platt told the Dallas Morning News that Warner became angry after she told him to make a turn that wasn't on the Global Positioning System and he got lost.

Platt is heard calmly asking her several times to leave his vehicle.

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. "Some of the things she said off the record were belittling me for being a driver".

In the aftermath of Friday's incident, Platt said he was 'totally afraid' of being arrested when police arrived.

"I didn't want to get her in trouble", Platt told the newspaper before reconsidering and ending the ride by asking Warner to get out.

The Assistant Dallas County District Attorney who was recorded arguing with an Uber driver has been fired. "I'm an assistant district attorney, so shut the (expletive) up".

After ending the ride, Platt called 911 to summon police and turned on the recording device.

"Oh, my God, you're going to regret this so much", the passenger says in the audio recording. "I was trying to be nice to you".

The woman proceeds to tell the driver that "everything's being recorded" as he continues to ask her to just get out of the auto. "But you don't treat people that way", Platt said.

'Then we'll wait for the cops, Jesus Christ, you're a [expletive] idiot in a stupid [expletive] hat, ' the Dallas prosecutor continues.

"Oh my God, you're an idiot".

"She kept calling me stupid. What a joke", she said.

Warner then apparently thought the driver was up to no good. "I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually". The driver asks the woman again, "Ma'am, please leave my vehicle..."

But she continued to accuse him of kidnapping her since he did not take her to the requested destination, while he repeatedly told her to exit the auto.

"Take me home, dude".

The Uber driver took two more passengers home, but ended his shift early because of the "negative vibes", he said in a Facebook post. From there the Uber driver pulled over, while initially hesitating to call cops, saying he wanted to give Warner a 'chance' after she told him she was a district attorney. "Then the cop said 'You good?' and I said 'I guess so.' I should've said, 'No, I'm not good.' It was intimidating".

She then accuses Platt of "kidnapping", to which he replies, "It's not kidnapping, ma'am".

Criminal defense attorney Pete Schulte defended Warner in a Twitter post.

Platt released the audio on social media. "I forgive her." But Warner's employer was not so forgiving. You or me?' I said, 'You know what?

Other reports by Iphone Fresh

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