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Dallas County Assistant DA Out Of A Job After DWI Arrest

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DALLAS (CBS 11 NEWS) - A Dallas County Assistant District Attorney is out of job. Prosecutor Justin Moore no longer works at the office. Just weeks ago Moore was pulled over on suspicion of DWI.

When contacted, the Dallas County District Attorney's Office said prosecutor Moore is no longer employed with Dallas County. New District Attorney Susan Hawk isn't commenting further, because it's a personnel matter.

Late Wednesday afternoon Moore released the following statement about his resignation -

"After the recent events, I have decided that it is in my best interest to part ways with the District Attorney's office.  This situation is much more complex than initially reported. There are serious issues regarding the entire scope of events that transpired January 4, which my legal team will address at the appropriate time. My work in the DA's office was centered on fairness for all citizens of Dallas County. For me, this fight remains worthwhile. I have submitted my resignation in order to remove any further distractions. I am confident that once the true facts are fully laid out, Dallas County will have a better understanding of the situation at hand and the need as a community to engage in a more constructive conversation about police protocol and fairness."

Moore's drunk driving arrest earlier this month made headlines -- not only for his alleged actions but his comments to officers.

Dallas police pulled Moore over early on the morning of January 4. He was traveling on US Highway 67, in Oak Cliff.

According to officers, Moore was speeding and changing lanes without signaling.

The arrest affidavit against more says he showed his prosecutor's badge to police instead of his driver's license when they pulled him over. He is also accused of calling an African-American sergeant an "Uncle Tom" and calling white officers "racist" and "members of the KKK."

Attorney Peter Schulte works the firm Schulte & Apgar and has defended clients for DWI before. "What they're going to look at in these kinds of administrative investigations [is] was there a violation of policy," he said. "I think the allegation of badge use and some of the comments made are a violation of Code of Conduct."

Schulte also explained that prosecutors are specifically told not to misuse their badges.

The resignation is the last employment step involving Moore's employment as a district attorney. Up until now Moore had been suspended without pay, while the administrative investigation was underway.

Messages questioning Moore's future were left with his attorney, but calls have not been returned.

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