Dizzy Dizzy Dizzy
1998: "Mandy, I am going to declare war on you and I have declared it as of now. See what I will do to you. From now on you are dead. I will start with your mum first. If, in the next hour, you don't leave a message. I am so emotionally disturbed now, that anything is possible from me... You think it's a bluff? I give you an hour and see what I will do to you. If you think I am worried about my career, to get back at you, you must be joking. Just remember what I did to ******'s husband. It is not safe for you to stay in that house. You are not safe. I am going to come and catch you, on my mother's life. If you are at home, get out . . . because if I see you, I am going to lose it right now. 'You want war, bitch, you're going to get some war. You will see now what I can do, so you will cry for years. First, I will start with your family, then I come to you and your reputation. I will spread all over London that you are a prostitute."
2000-2001: "A witch-hunt of Orwellian proportions."
2003: "Absolute relief, I'm delighted that I have been unequivocally vindicated."
"The fact of the matter is, 44 officers crawled over my private and personal life over four years, and spent £7 million of taxpayers' money, and the best they could come out with is that I had some unpleasant telephone conversation with an ex-partner in 1998... This is only about the handful of officers who set out, as I said previously, to destroy my life, my career, and actually destroy the National Black Police Association. And I think that's the key."
"Not One of Us."
Public apologies. Integrity intact. We're Sorry.
"It is outrageous that the CPS, for the second time in four years, has commenced prosecution against the president of the National Black Police Association, Commander Ali Dizaei. This has not happened to any other senior police officer in the history of the MPS or the CPS."
In all of this, spare a thought for PC Andy Moore and PC Andrew Collett. Imagine turning up to an assistance call by your Chief Superintendent, and arriving to find you don't believe a thing he's telling you. Imagine having him present to you an arrested male, and asking you to transport him to custody.
Whilst the abuse of businessman Waab al-Baghdadi is of course the clearest of the allegations against Ali Dizaei, the abuse of internal power is perhaps more pernicious and more damaging.
What are we to expect next from the glitterball of Mr Dizaei's life? An appeal? More reinstatements, climbdowns, apologies and compensation?
"This has not happened to any other senior police officer in the history of the MPS or the CPS."
There's a reason.
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