May 15th, 2012

Round four hundred and sixty-two

Posted in The Job - General by 200

Disgraced ex- police officer Ali Dizaei has been sacked from the Met for the second time.

It followed his second conviction for perverting the course of justice. He has been on full pay since his original sentence was quashed, but this stops from today. It would be interesting to know how much cash this man has been given whilst not doing a day’s work for the community that has been paying him.

¬†Deborah Glass, the IPCC¬†chairman, said: “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.”

Interestingly, she also said: “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.

I think we can take a fair guess at why such a man rose to the highest ranks, despite a very checkered history, and it has little to do with his skills. It is borne from a  system which recognises quotas above ability.

The Home Secretary will decide on whether Dizaei receives  a police pension.

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9 comments

  1. Andy W says:

    If Deborah Glass really has to ask that question (as IPCC Chairman for Goodness sake!) is it any wonder that that particular organisation has its richly deserved reputation as a rabble of incompetent amateurs?

    May 16th, 2012 at 07:41

  2. dickiebo says:

    The really sad thing is that we are all well aware of the problem here!!! But….God help anybody brave enough to say so!

    May 16th, 2012 at 08:51

  3. Alpha Tango says:

    Thames Valley Police. Uhm,glad to rid of AD? Someone else’s problem. Rubbing hands with glee

    May 16th, 2012 at 15:58

  4. Tony F says:

    A thoroughly nasty niece of work. Corrupt through and through.

    May 16th, 2012 at 17:44

  5. Karen says:

    I heard a radio 4 programme about Dizaei I think at the time of the first conviction and found it really frightening. He sounded like a mafioso not a policeman. I have found the whole subsequent saga bewildering and I am sorry 200 Weeks but I do NOT understand how this has been possible, I really don’t. It cannot simply be down to political correctness, there must be more to it than that. When I worked for a County Force (civilian) the Chief Constable an sacked officer for doing something wrong (although no way as bad as Dizaei) and HE made the decision about the pension (he took it away). I’m sure I haven’t mis-remembered that. So why is it up to the Home Sec? Why not the Chief Constable (or whatever he is called), or the Police Authority, even. I thought Chief Constables were like god in respect of their powers over their staff. Also, as he has been convicted (again) why can’t he be made to pay his salary back, like baddies have to pay back the proceeds of crime? I do not understand any of this, really.

    May 16th, 2012 at 19:48

  6. Blueknight says:

    I am sure Debbie Glass knows exactly what the problem was, but she her career would suffer if she spelled it out. At least she mentioned it.

    May 16th, 2012 at 20:52

  7. joe says:

    Pay, pension, not to mention all the legal aid money he received over the years (how the hell he managed to get legal aid given his income and assets (I believe he’s got a couple of expensive houses) is beyond me!

    May 17th, 2012 at 08:22

  8. Civ_In_The_City says:

    Karen,

    If you worked in a police environment you would understand exactly how this was possible. Remember that all the worst excesses of political correctness, trial by media, Paxman style news reporting (everything is black or white), human rights and ‘no win, no fee’ all boomed during the NuLabour years.

    Remember too that the MacPherson report decided that the police were ‘unwittingly racist’. Can you imagine the climate of fear for police officers and staff this created?

    One teeny whiff of something ‘racist’ in your vicinity and nobody is going to back you up. Evidence be damned, no need for evidence with a definition of a racist incident that says it`s ‘any incident that is perceived to be racist, by the victim OR ANY OTHER PERSON’. We can debate how much of our perception of something is down to choice.

    Officers were sometimes told in compulsory ‘diversity’ training courses that it was NOT POSSIBLE for anyone other than white people to be prejudiced.

    So Ali Dizaei is non-white so can`t be a racist himself, his employer is widely ‘known’ to be ‘institutionally racist’, every lawyer in London will work for free to prove he has been treated unfairly due to his race, headlines in papers always trump the truth, accusations of racist treatment are true without evidence, his ‘human rights’ beats every other law of the land, and the MET desperately want to prove how non-racist and ‘diverse’ they are.

    And it`s cheaper to pay his salary and keep it quiet than go to court and risk a multi-million pound fine.

    Scary, huh?

    May 17th, 2012 at 19:25

  9. Karen says:

    Civ In The City – thank you. I suppose I simply couldn’t believe it was THAT bad. Jeez.

    May 18th, 2012 at 08:09

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