In the end though, it all winds up in farce.
Sir Ian Blair has punished the Asian police commander who accused him of racial discrimination by putting him on gardening leave and stripping him of his duties.Snicker. Gardening leave - again. But, on to the subject at hand. What pray tell, has he been put out to garden for?
After officially launching his employment tribunal claim last month, Mr Ghaffur - joint number three in the Met - held a press conference to explain why he had taken such drastic action.After all, he has had a terrible career - he was never promoted - and it is racist to expect a senior officer to not violate orders.
Although on annual leave, he ignored police convention by turning up to the press conference in his uniform - and then gave a five-minute monologue about his alleged ordeal.
In a statement, Sir Ian said his decision yesterday had nothing to do with Mr Ghaffur's case against the Met, but was because of his 'personal conduct' and 'media campaign' against the force.
He said: 'I have reflected whether operational effectiveness, leadership and confidence in the Metropolitan Police Service as an organisation and the security and safety concerns of Londoners are being affected.
'It is also clear this is having a negative impact on the London 2012 Olympic security programme and risks undermining confidence in it. Certainly, it is the case that the interests of Londoners are not being well served by this current situation.'
Assistant Commissioner Tarique Ghaffur, who attacked the Met chief at a press conference last month, will no longer be in charge of security at the 2012 Olympics.
Mr Ghaffur, 53, was also warned he could face misconduct charges for speaking publicly about his £1.2million race discrimination claim against Sir Ian.Such actions such as this districts from real racism.
Sir Ian said the £180,000-a-year officer's comments to the media were affecting the Met's 'operational effectiveness'.
Look again at Ghuffar's position. Look again (check the exchange rates) at his salary. Look again at the fact that being held accountable for his actions in a race-neutral manner is now called racism.