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Once the Police have completed their investigations, they will refer the case to the Crown Prosecution Service for advice on how to proceed. We will then make a decision on whether a suspect should be charged, and what that charge should be.

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Charging decision regarding Metropolitan Police officer (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei


The Crown Prosecution Service has today advised the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) that there is sufficient evidence to charge (Jamshid) Ali Dizaei with misconduct in public office and perverting the course of justice in relation to events that took place on Friday 18 July 2008.

Gaon Hart, reviewing lawyer, CPS Special Crime Division said: "These charges relate to an incident in which Mr Dizaei, in his capacity as a police officer, arrested a man on allegations including assault. A decision not to charge that individual was made by the CPS in August 2008."

"Following an investigation by the IPCC, a file was submitted to me in November 2008. I asked the IPCC to undertake further enquiries and I received the results of those inquiries this month."


  1. The maximum sentence for both misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice is life imprisonment.
  2. Media enquiries to CPS Press Office on 020 7796 8102 or 8127.