Tiff with Uber driver costs Dallas County prosecutor her job

Adjust Comment Print

Warner had accused Platt of refusing to take her home, beacuse he was allegedly not following the directions given by his navigational device.

A Dallas County district attorney was sacked from her job after she accused her Uber driver of kidnapping and reportedly struck him during their late night ride.

Platt said he ended the ride after the confrontation, called the police and asked her to get out.

Platt started recording the incident on his cellphone after calling 911.

What happened during the ride?


Frizell said her decision to stand by Warner was not political but rather to offer support to someone she described as an "excellent prosecutor". ""She said, 'You can follow the [expletive] GPS" and she became increasingly angry, even though I was just trying to get her home".

The Dallas Morning News reported that, in an interview, the Uber driver alleged that Warner "slapped his shoulder and repeatedly berated him", and added that Warner could not be reached for comment. "I don't believe the DA's office has all the facts", Frizell said. "I hope the public will wait to know all the facts before making their minds up". "But I didn't call the cops". "I appreciate being given the opportunity to give my side".

Platt recorded part of the conversation and accused Warner of hitting, insulting and falsely alleging he was kidnapping her. Platt says he summoned police when Warner refused to exit his vehicle.

"She kept saying she was the assistant D.A. Said, 'Who are they gonna believe?" He said that the former assistant district attorney became belligerent, hit him, belittled him and threatened him during the trip.

"Oh my God, you're going to regret this so much", a woman is heard saying in the audio recording.


Warner: I want to go home so badly, but you're so stupid.

What did the cops do when they arrived?

According to Platt, Warner asked Platt to change directions from the route called for on his Global Positioning System and he got lost. "I said, 'You know what?" The driver says he wants to wait for police. "Any further information relating to this incident should be directed to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office". But the cop and Warner, who was 'let off the hook, ' left in a police auto, he told the Dallas Morning News.

"We expect riders to treat drivers with respect".

Uber told HuffPost they are looking into the incident in question. District Attorney Faith Johnson said that although no criminal charges were filed, her behavior violated her office's "core principle of integrity". "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". She wrote: "After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have chose to terminate Ms. Warner".

Warner's social media pages, including Facebook and Twitter, appear to have been deleted. No one deserves to be spoken to that way.


Still, she defended herself, saying, "The audio doesn't tell you that I was in a situation that made me very uncomfortable". I never touched him.

Comments