February 9th, 2010

That Dizaei Fallout in Full

Posted in The Job - Comment by 200

I guess over the next days & weeks we will hear more of the Ali Dizaei problem, I managed to catch a few snippets on the TV & radio today. It was interesting to hear some members of the Black Police Association falling over each other to sit on the fence. I’ve not heard any current reps of the organisation calling for him to be ejected from the association, though I would hope there are rules in place to protect the ethics of the organisation by not allowing convicted criminals within the ranks of its members.

There are many people within & without the ‘extended police family’ – a phrase so often used by senior management these days – who are now saying what goes around comes around & the man has got his just deserts, despite the Met’s PSD being unable to nail him over so many allegations & even with the full might of their extensive investigations which previously led to just about nought, save for some handy free dosh Dizaei’s in the form of compensation & another step-up the promotional ladder by those who feared yet another accusation of racisim against the odious little man.

Whilst, thankfully, there can be few who agree with much the BNP has to say, I suspect there will be many who agree with at least some of their comment on the matters in hand. They have called for an investigation into the role of the Black Police Association – of which Dizaei was it’s chairman until a year ago. So says their website: “Such an inquiry must focus on whether that group is able to influence the police service through the threat of calling any critic a racist. It seems to observers that the police service were so frightened of attack by the NBPA that they effectively gave Iranian-born Mr Dizaei a license to do as he wished.” I can’t say that question is not a valid one & deserving of some comment.

Critics of the Met’s behaviour towards Dizaei have accused them of a witch hunt. However, what is wrong with a witch hunt if you catch a witch, surely none bigger than a man who sees it as acceptable to stitch up a member of the public in an attempt to convict him of a made up crime?

Former Met Commissioner, Andy hayman, has some interesting comment over at the Telegraph. Personal knowledge & experience of Dizaei informs his article & is worth a read, not least to find out some of the other stuff Dizaei got away with during his last 10 years with the Met.

The reputation of the Black Police Association could rest on such a case. They’ve gone on record as saying they were ‘surprised’ at the result of the case. Presumably the same kind of  surprise I myself experienced when I found out that bears really did shit in the woods.  They’ve said it would be inapropriate to comment because of the ‘possibility of appeal’, like that ever stopped them commenting on some of their members winning tribunals for racist behaviour against them.

Come on BPA, you’ve protected the man long enough, do the decent thing.

[Update 10th Feb: I got a link here from the BBC News website]

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15 comments

  1. allcoppedout says:

    A guy from the BPA has been on tv saying they were conned by Dizaei. This case is hardly a success or a triumph for the IPCC as they are claiming. Huge questions remain about how this bully survived so long doing stuff that would have got and mainstreamer sacked, and how even massive expenditure did not successfully expose and convict him. It is this that the IPCC should investigate.
    Overall, this case and those against other officers that fail, demonstrate that it is far too difficult to ‘out’ violent and corrupt cops. A black cop giving evidence against colleagues was pilloried as unreliable in court, but a record of over 30 previous complaints was not allowed into court. Elsewhere, such a record can stop you getting a job even if none are proved.

    February 10th, 2010 at 03:41

  2. Area Trace No Search says:

    Allcoppedout – You’ve almost written word for word what I was planning to say.

    I quite agree.

    February 10th, 2010 at 11:37

  3. Fee says:

    I work for a big company – we have a mainly white staff but with increasing numbers of minorities. We all have the same union. Who told one lad when he tried to play the race card (and I quote), “You’re not being sacked for being black, you’re being sacked for turning up late three days out of five, on average.”

    The company stuck to their guns on that one, and he never got any further than shouting about a tribunal. He also earned the undying hatred of his minority colleagues, who felt he’d undermined them all by taking the piss then trying to claim racism.

    I wonder what the rank and file membership of the BPA make of all this? Spokespeople don’t always speak for entire organisations.

    February 10th, 2010 at 14:10

  4. ted says:

    “Critics of the Met’s behaviour towards Dizaei have accused them of a witch hunt. However, what is wrong with a witch hunt if you catch a witch”

    Superb!

    February 10th, 2010 at 15:29

  5. Tony F says:

    We has a few ‘minorities’ in the RAF. There were only 2 that spring to mind as being er, racist. One was actually quite good at what he did, but was over promoted by using his ‘race card’. The other was a complete wanker. He was the same as the bloke that Fee mentioned. I don’t know or care what happened to him, I am glad that I didn’t have to rely on him if the shit had hit the fan.

    February 10th, 2010 at 16:00

  6. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Andy Haymans interviewer on 5-Live seemed incredulous at his suggestion that the MET leadership felt powerless to deal with Dizaei for fear of being accused of racism. Not sure where the 5-Live presenters have been for the last 10 years, under a rock somewhere I guess.

    Can anyone see a connection between the sudden emergence 10 years ago of a catch-all definition of ‘racism’, and the recently revealed documents about a NuLiebour plan to throw open the borders of this country to all who wish to stroll in?

    What better way to prevent criticism of this plan than to create a climate of paranoia and fear among police officers, council staff, hospital staff and other public servants, the very people who would experience the effects first hand.

    It is against this background that Dizaei felt able to brazenly exploit his position without fear of challenge. It is only in very recent months, since the departure of Tony Blair and in the death-throws of NuLiebour, that throwing down the race card will no longer trump any other hand.

    February 10th, 2010 at 20:06

  7. Miss Marple says:

    There is an awful lot more to this case than meets the eye. All will be revealed in time. Ali Dizaei has been stitched up. Baghdadi was no more a business man than I’m Alex Ferguson.

    February 10th, 2010 at 22:28

  8. Blueknight says:

    Miss Marple,
    The only question that needs to be asked is ‘Did Dizaei make a false allegation of assault?’ He stitched himself up. Anyway with his track record it was only a matter of time. Something like that was bound to happen sooner or later

    February 10th, 2010 at 23:23

  9. 200 says:

    Hey, Alex,

    good luck with that one!

    February 10th, 2010 at 23:25

  10. Paul says:

    On the subject of the BPA… how about they take on an Eddie Murphy quote… it would certainly suit Dizaei’s style of policing…

    “I’m your worst fuckin’ nightmare, man. I’m a nigger with a badge which means I got permission to kick your fuckin’ ass whenever I feel like it!”

    February 11th, 2010 at 10:22

  11. Cogidubnus says:

    “I guess over the next days & weeks we will hear more of the Ali Dizaei problem”…I’m sorry, but as an ordinary member of the public there IS no problem…some corrupt Iranian parvenu has been jailed…where’s the difficulty?

    February 12th, 2010 at 02:09

  12. Miss Marple says:

    Corrupt? I presume you are talking about Helios. Despite hundreds of surveillance officers in various corners of the globe, they found NOTHING on Dizaei. Nothing at all. Over the coming weeks there will be information that comes to light on this case that will leave everyone concerned utterly embarrassed and back pedalling like buggery. I can’t wait to see the reactions! In the meantime, there is a man behind bars after a jury took against his personality. British Justice? A bloody mockery.

    February 12th, 2010 at 20:08

  13. 200 says:

    oh, spill the beans…..

    February 12th, 2010 at 22:17

  14. Miss Marple says:

    Look at the Guardian’s coverage of this – much more measured and no hysteria. Consider Nat Cary’s report, one of the country’s top pathologists. He said Dizaei’s injuries were consistent with what Dizaei said. How come the jury ignored that? Did they convict on evidence or not?

    February 12th, 2010 at 23:12

  15. Cogidubnus says:

    Making a fraudulent accusation and framing an MOP isn’t corrupt? What the **** is YOUR definition of corrupt then?

    Whether they convicted on evidence or not, the jury sure as hell convicted him… they heard the full evidence – did you?

    As such the man deserves the same mercy and consideration as any other convicted criminal…if you don’t like it, then move to some other country where the criminal justice system is more understanding … frankly, I don’t think you’ll find one…

    But in all sincerity I do urge you to try…

    February 21st, 2010 at 00:48

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