By Oliver Hotham
A senior commander for Scotland Yard was found guilty of framing an innocent man today, as he became one of the most senior British police officers to face jail for corruption.
Ali Dizaei was found guilty of misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
The charges followed an investigation by the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC).
Dizaei was charged for threatening to arrest and detain a man following a row outside a restaurant in 2008, and for falsely claiming to have been the victim of assault.
He has been accused of similar offences in the past, having been convicted in 2010 and serving one year of a four year sentence.