"Under the law, it's recklessly keeping me from where I was going, and you have done that, " she tells him.
During the ride, Warner, who was apparently in an inebriated state, reportedly struck and hurled insults at Platt after he asked her to clarify directions to her residence. She says that she won't get out on a side street, and mocks him. That prompted Warner to threaten him, saying he was "never going to work again" and that she "knows people", according to Platt. "I'm an assistant district attorney, so shut the f*ck up". "I said, 'ma'am you need to exit my vehicle.' She said 'you're supposed to take me home.' I said 'I understand that but you just crossed the line, '" Platt said.
"I'm not trying to make any accusations against that driver, I don't know what's in his heart", she said. "Her concern was heightened".
Platt: "I am waiting for the cops".
Platt says he asked Warner to get out of the auto, but when she declined, Platt called the police.
"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. However, Platt is heard telling her she is free to leave and even asks her to leave the vehicle.
Platt did not file criminal charges against Warner. "I can tell you that not everything he said was true, I never touched him". "I am asking for the DA to take another look at all the facts".
"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night", she said.
"After careful consideration and a thorough investigation, I have made a decision to terminate Ms. Warner".
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Adding, '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.
The woman brings up her job, saying, "Everything's being recorded". I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.
Platt: "I'm asking you politely to please step out of my vehicle". I will continue to run this office with transparency and respect for the justice system and the community we serve. He said that the former assistant district attorney became belligerent, hit him, belittled him and threatened him during the trip.
She says she felt uncomfortable with the route the driver was taking and went into "fight or flight" mode, saying her years of prosecuting sexual assault cases may have put her on edge or more sensitive than most. "I think this might be kidnapping right now, actually", Warner said in the recording. "You are a legitimate (expletive)", Warner said in the recording.
Cpl. DeMarquis Black, a spokesman for the Dallas Police Department, said the agency has contacted the district attorney's office and is investigating the incident.
Warner, a six-year veteran prosecutor working in the district attorney's crime against children unit, continued berating him before slapping him on the shoulder, according to Platt.
Criminal defense attorney Pete Schulte defended Warner in a Twitter post.
According to Crowdrise, Jody Warner, of Dallas, was part of a fundraising effort to raise money for Alzheimer's research.