Ali Dizaei sacked by Metropolitan police
Guardian / Vikram Dodd

Ali Dizaei, the top Scotland Yard officer who was convicted and jailed for attempting to frame a man in a dispute about money, was today sacked from the force.
Commander Dizaei's 25-year police career formally came to an end when he was dismissed by the Metropolitan Police Authority (MPA).
In February Dizaei was jailed for four years and described as "a criminal in uniform" after being convicted of misconduct in public office and attempting to pervert the course of justice.
Speaking after today's decision to sack the 47-year-old, James Cleverly, the vice chairman of the MPA's professional standards cases sub-committee, said: "The tribunal recommended that the only appropriate sanction was dismissal from the service.
"The sub-committee has accepted the tribunal's recommendation and has dismissed Commander Dizaei from the Metropolitan police service with immediate effect."
It is unclear what will happen to Dizaei's pension. He is also facing expulsion from the National Black Police Association, of which he was once the president.
Dizaei was an outspoken critic of the police on race and a key figure in a race row that erupted at the top of Scotland Yard in the summer of 2008.
His lawyers have said they will appeal against his conviction and sentence.
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