Judge attacks Met chief Hogan-Howe over force's treatment of innocent man framed by disgraced Met officer Ali Dizaei
Judge says web designer Waad al-Baghdadi was 'thrown to the wolves'
Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe blasted over police's reluctance to pay damages
Mr al-Baghdadi's evidence helped bring down lying police chief Dizaei, 52
Judge's attack is revealed after Mail wins battle to obtain court transcripts
By STEPHEN WRIGHT FOR MAILONLINE
PUBLISHED: 23:20 GMT, 7 October 2014 | UPDATED: 23:46 GMT, 7 October 2014
A judge has attacked Britain’s most senior policeman over’s his force’s treatment of the innocent man framed by disgraced Met commander Ali Dizaei, saying he had ‘thrown him to the wolves’.
Metropolitan Police Commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe was blasted over his force’s reluctance to pay damages to web designer Waad al-Baghdadi, whose evidence helped bring down the lying police chief.
In an extraordinary broadside, His Honour Judge Freeland QC attacked Sir Bernard’s claim that the Met was not responsible for Dizaei’s conduct.
But there is good news.
Read this slowly and thoroughly. It is hilarious.
A pyrrhic victory !Last Autumn Scotland Yard sparked fury after it paid off Dizaei to escape an embarrassing public legal battle.
The ex-Met officer had launched a claim against his former employer for racial and religious discrimination and hoped to win a payout of more than £1million.
In return for Dizaei dropping his legal claim, the Met and its oversight body the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (Mopac) made a contribution towards Dizaei’s legal costs – thought to be worth more than £50,000 – but did not pay him any compensation.
In addition, Mopac said it was seeking to seize a large portion of Dizaei’s police pension.
A Mopac spokesman said last night: ‘We can confirm that a decision to forfeit a portion of Mr Dizaei’s pension has been approved. This decision is now subject to a judicial review in the Crown Court.’
Mr al-Baghdadi could not be reached for comment.
wouldn't it be interesting if it were repeated elsewhere.
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So he's still working then?
Why has he got off so lightly?
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