Suspended Brit Iranian police officer Dizaei to launch MET race claim

December 17th, 2008 - 2:38 pm ICT by ANI  

London, Dec.17 (ANI): Commander Ali Dizaei, the president of the National Black Police Association, will claim that former commissioner Sir Ian Blair and the Met’’s chief executive Catherine Crawford colluded to suspend him from duty.
Dizaie, who was suspended in September this year after being accused of misconduct, claims one of the reasons was to prevent him representing his colleague Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, who last month agreed to an out-of-court settlement in his race claim against Scotland Yard.
Chairman of the Metropolitan Black Police Association Alfred John said: “The Metropolitan Police Authority will have difficulty explaining how an officer, who according to very senior police officers performs exceptionally well in his job, has been suspended from duty when white senior officers subject to more serious complaints remain on duty and are, in fact, promoted.”
According to the Daily Express, Dizaei was previously suspended in 2001 after allegations of corruption and drug use were made. He was cleared of the charges in 2003 and reinstated and awarded 60,000 pounds as compensation.
A spokeswoman for the Metropolitan Black Police Association said the papers were due to be served at the Employment Tribunal Office at Victory House, Kingsway, central London.
A spokesman for the Metropolitan Police Authority said it awaited official notification of Commander Dizaei’’s actions. (ANI)

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