I have resisted the temptation to post on the Race War saga at the Met, other than the obvious damage this is having on public satisfaction levels. This is because I don't know the facts, and the leaks and half truths were just both sides lining up for battle.
Well informed rumour control doesn't paint Commander Dizaei in a favourable light, however he deserves to receive a fair hearing, now he's been suspended.
It would appear this subject is now off limits within the force, and any enquiries and comment meet with the "get on with the job" response. It has been stated that the suspension of Commander Dizaei has nothing to do with the pending Employment Tribunal of Assistant Commissioner Ghaffur.
I should imagine the fact that he gave a character reference to Mr Dizaei at a previous criminal trial, put the Senior Met management in an uncomfortable position.
I suspect this is the calm before the storm.