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Ali Dizaei axed by the Met

FIRED: Ali Dizaei

FORMER PRESIDENT of the National Black Police Association (NBPA), Ali Dizaei, has been sacked by the Metropolitan Police Service.

This is the second time that the British-Iranian commander has been fired by Scotland Yard.

In 2008, he attacked web designer, Waad al-Baghdadi and was subsequently found guilty of misconduct in a public office and for perverting the course of justice and jailed for four years in February 2010.

The 49-year-old successfully quashed the verdict at the Court of Appeal in 2011 and was reinstated, but was again found guilty at a retrial.

Dizaei, who was suspended on full pay while a Met disciplinary tribunal decided whether or not to fire him, has been released from prison and is forced to wear an electronic tag.

In his 27-year police career, Dizaei was an outspoken critic of the police on race, leader of the NBPA and a key figure in a race war that erupted in the summer of 2008.

A spokesperson for Dizaei said: "He notes with interest how the Met remained silent when he won his appeal and was reinstated last year and today the MPS (Metropolitan Police Service) department of public affairs is busy shouting his dismissal from rooftops to the media.

"There is (an) ongoing appeal against his conviction and Dr Dizaei has issued employment tribunal proceedings against the MPS with regard to his treatment, scheduled to be heard in February 2013."

Deborah Glass, IPCC Deputy Chair, said today: "Ali Dizaei’s dismissal from the Metropolitan Police Service was the right and inevitable outcome following his conviction, a second time, for serious criminal offences. There is no place in the police for corrupt officers and they have no business wielding the powers of a police officer in our communities.

"Many will wonder how Mr Dizaei was able to rise to the very senior rank of commander. The Metropolitan Police Service needs to ensure that never again is its reputation so badly damaged by the acts of one of its most senior officers.”

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