One of the most senior police officers in Britain - a Metropolitan Police Commander - has been sentenced to prison for four years for misconduct and perverting the course of justice.
Ali Dizaei had arrested a man and tried to frame him after they argued outside a London restaurant about an unpaid debt.
He said he had been stabbed -- but a jury decided he inflicted the injuries on himself.
Dizaei, 47, was convicted of both misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.
Dizaei was ordered to spend two years in prison and two years on licence.
Mr Justice Simon said the sentence included a deterrent element "to send a clear message that police officers of whatever rank are not above the law."
The judge said: "You knew how the system worked and thought you would never be discovered."