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Met 'must probe fraud procedures after Dizaei case'

Ali Dizaei
Ali Dizaei was convicted of misconduct and perverting the course of justice

The Metropolitan Police has been urged to examine whether anti-corruption procedures are "fit for purpose" after the jailing of commander Ali Dizaei.

Dizaei, 47, was jailed for four years after being convicted of misconduct and perverting the course of justice.

He attacked and falsely arrested a web designer in 2008 in a row over £600.

Kit Malthouse, chairman of the Metropolitan Police Authority, said structures for discouraging fraud needed to be examined.

He said: "One of the pieces of work we might look at over the next year is scrutiny of the structures in the Metropolitan Police for tackling and dealing with corruption and fraud.

"We might look at the last time we looked at structures and effectiveness of what they do and whether that is still fit for purpose."

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