Ali Dizaei reinstated at Scotland Yard
Ali Dizaei, the former Scotland Yard chief who spent more than a year in prison, has been reinstated as a commander with the Metropolitan Police.
Mr Dizaei was given his job back on Thursday night following a meeting by the Metropolitan Police Authority’s professional standards cases sub-committee. It is understood that although technically reinstated, he has been immediately suspended as he awaits a retrial on charges of perverting the course of justice and misconduct in a public office. The decision could mean that Mr Dizaei will once again be paid by the Metropolitan Police as he awaits trial. He will earn in the region of £90k a year.
Earlier this year, the Society of Black Lawyers called for a public inquiry into the decision to prosecute Dizaei (see related post).