"Under the law, it's recklessly keeping me from where I was going, and you have done that, " she tells him.
Though Warner allegedly slapped Platt's shoulder, which he said "didn't hurt that bad", she reportedly continued to insult him which prompted him to pull over and ask her to exit the vehicle. He said she became upset when he tried to initiate small talk and grew angrier after she asked him to change directions. "I'm not trying to make accusations against the driver". "Any further information relating to this incident should be directed to the Dallas County District Attorney's Office". She was a prosecutor in the DA's Crimes Against Children section. I'm an assistant district attorney, so shut the **** up!
Warner then accused Platt of kidnapping her. "I don't know who that gentleman is and no one deserves to be spoken that way", Pratt said. "Her concern was heightened".
Platt: I'm waiting for the cops. He said he proceeded to pull over but initially hesitated to call the police, saying he wanted to give Warner a "chance" after she told him she was a district attorney.
District Attorney Faith Johnson released a statement regarding the incident which she said Warner's actions are beneath the integrity of the District Attorney's Office.
"She kept saying she's an assistant DA and said who are they gonna believe you or me and I said, 'You know what, you're kind of right, ' so I took out my phone and I recorded it", Platt told ABC News. "Whether it's because of my experience as a prosecutor made me hyper-vigilant or whether I was justifiably uncomfortable, I can't tell you that. There's just a little bit more to it and I was wrong".
"I cringe whenever I hear or think about the things that I said that night", she said.
"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", Johnson said, announcing Jody Warner had been fired.
Warner also said she felt uncomfortable with the route the driver was taking, but did not file a police report. I will not waiver on my expectation of the highest integrity for myself or my staff.
But she continued to accuse him of kidnapping her since he did not take her to the requested destination, while he repeatedly told her to exit the vehicle. I will continue to run this office with transparency and respect for the justice system and the community we serve. Platt did not, however, intend for Warner to lose her job. "I'm a district attorney".
The driver recorded the incident, and in the footage, a woman's voice is heard calling plat "stupid", "an idiot" and "a legitimate retard".
"You're so stupid I want the cops to come so that they can -- you up", Warner can be heard saying to Platt on the recording.
Criminal defense attorney Pete Schulte defended Warner in a Twitter post.
"Oh, my God, you're going to regret this so much", Warner, who had been working in the district attorney's office for six years, says in the audio recording obtained by the Morning News.
According to Crowdrise, Jody Warner, of Dallas, was part of a fundraising effort to raise money for Alzheimer's research.