A Dallas County assistant district attorney has been fired after an Uber driver alleged that she hit him, insulted him and accused him of kidnapping her while he gave her a ride late Friday night.
Shaun Platt, 26, said as he was taking Jody Warner home, she slapped his shoulder and repeatedly berated him.
Warner, 32, has worked in the district attorney's office for six years and is a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit, a spokeswoman said.
District Attorney Faith Johnson announced Monday afternoon that she had terminated Warner.
Johnson released the following statement:
“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. 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 waiver 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.”