Dallas prosecutor apologizes for berating Uber driver

A fired Dallas County prosecutor apologized Tuesday for the way she spoke to an Uber driver.

Former Assistant District Attorney Jody Warner is heard in a recording swearing at driver Shaun Platt. The driver recorded their conversation when she wouldn't get out of his car.

Platt picked her up outside a Dallas bar, and the two argued over what route to take home. Warner told Platt she was a prosecutor and he would regret his actions.

The DA's office fired warner Monday and Tuesday morning she said the video posted online doesn't explain the entire story.

“I'm not ever going to justify anything that I said. There's just a little more to it and I was wrong. I don't know who that gentleman is, and no one deserves to be spoken that way,” Pratt said.

Warner says she became uncomfortable and says her experience prosecuting sexual offenders makes her look at everyone differently -- so she went into fight mode.

“When he finally got close to my home, he turned down a different street, which is not what the GPS was saying to do and that is when I finally snapped at him and said where are you taking me,” Warner said.

Warner admits, despite feeling uncomfortable in Platt's vehicle, she never called 911. It was Platt who called police. The responding officer drove Warner home - no police report was filed.

“I was in an uncomfortable situation and I reacted and I would do anything to react differently. That's just not who I am,” Warner said.

On Tuesday, Warner stood outside the building where she'd worked the last six years in the crimes against children unit flanked by former State District Judge Elizabeth Frizell -- who at one time heard Warner's cases -- and plans to challenge sitting District Attorney Faith Johnson next year.

Frizell urged Johnson to reconsider Warner's termination.

“I know Ms. Warner personally, I've known her for years, and I know this is completely outside of her conduct,” Frizell said.

FOX4 reached out to Johnson and Platt for additional comment, but neither responded.

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