Police Pay Legal Costs Of Former Commander Ali Dizaei

To avoid costly tribunal with disgraced former senior policeman

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The Metropolitan Police has reached an agreement with disgraced former Commander Ali Dizaei over his discrimination and employment tribunal claim.

The former Hammersmith and Fulham Police Chief, who once lived in Chiswick, was jailed in 2010 for framing a businessman after a row.

Earlier this year, Dizaei, 50, from Acton lost an appeal against convictions for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.

No compensation has been paid but the force will pay part of his legal costs. It has not revealed the amount paid.

Dizaei was found guilty for a second time at a retrial last year after his first conviction was quashed and he was sacked in May 2012 following internal disciplinary proceedings.

In a statement, the force said: "The MPS [Metropolitan Police Service] and Mopac [Mayor's Office for Policing and Crime] have a responsibility for public funds and for this reason out-of-court negotiations formed part of the consideration in order to avoid costly litigation."

October 11, 2013