A Dallas County assistant district attorney was fired Monday 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.
District Attorney Faith Johnson announced Monday afternoon that after a “thorough investigation,” she had terminated Warner, 32, who had worked in the office for six years and is a prosecutor in the crimes against children unit.
“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,” Johnson said in a written statement. “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.”
Uber also said Saturday that it was looking into the incident.
Warner could not be reached for comment over the weekend, but a former Dallas County prosecutor came to her defense online, urging the public not to rush to judgment.