Top Scotland Yard officer, Commander Ali Dizaei, was sentenced to four years by Mr Justice Simon at London’s Southwark Crown Court for assaulting and falsely arresting a man in a petty row over money.
A jury convicted him of misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice at the end of a four-week trial. They found he attacked young Iraqi businessman Waad al-Baghdadi before arresting and attempting to frame him. The convictions spell the end of the Iranian officer’s controversial 24-year career. Dizaei has been suspended on full pay since September 2008.
Dizaei had emerged unscathed from a series of earlier inquiries, including a multimillion-pound undercover operation examining claims of corruption, fraud and dishonesty. But an attempt to frame a man who pestered him for payment over a website exposed him as a violent bully and liar who abused his position.
Dizaei had a controversial career and it is hard to understand how he had reached and retained his very senior position. It is worrying that he could prosper in London’s Metropolitan Police.


One Response to “TOP COP CHOPPED”

  1. policedynamics Says:

    Because of the high level of trust placed in the police, they must adhere to a higher, not a lower, code of conduct.

    Think about the powers they have. They can “take away” at least four things:

    Life, and

    Nobody else in our culture is entrusted with that kind of authority.

    “He who has been given a trust must prove himself faithful…”

    Sheriff Ray Nash
    Police Dynamics Institute

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