DALLAS (CBSDFW.COM) – Shaun Platt, a 26-year-old Uber driver said that prosecutor Jody Warner hit him, verbally belittled him, and threatened him during the ride he was providing.
This happened last Friday outside of a Knox-Henderson area pub. Platt believed that the attorney was drunk, and she became belligerent, he recorded some of the conversation.
Warner: “I want to go home so badly, but you’re so stupid, I want the cops to come and **** you up!”
Platt: “Ma’am please.”
Warner: “No! Everything’s being recorded. I’m an assistant district attorney, so shut the **** up!”
Platt said that Warner tried to use her job title as a tool of intimidation against him.
Warner worked as a prosecutor at the Dallas District Attorney’s office until Monday. She is gone now because of this.
Platt: “I’m asking you politely to please step out of my vehicle.”
Warner: “No. Because now I’m pissed the **** off! Either drop me off at my house or wait for the cops. I’m not leaving.”
Platt: “I’m waiting for the cops.”
Warner: “We’ll wait for the cops.”
District Attorney Faith Johnson has contacted Shaun Platt and apologized to him for the actions of the former assistant district attorney.
Johnson later said, after reviewing and investigating, that Warner’s conduct was counter to the department’s core principle of integrity, and it will not be tolerated.
Here is Johnson’s full statement: