TOP COP CHOPPED

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.

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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:

    Freedom
    Property
    Life, and
    Children.

    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
    http://www.PoliceDynamicsMedia.com

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