A disgraced police chief was sacked after two counts of gross misconduct were upheld at a disciplinary hearing.
Delivering the judgement, Joanna Greenberg QC said: "The most serious allegation found proved against Mr Price is that he persuaded a member of staff to lie in the course of an investigation into his alleged misconduct. As such he was seeking to pervert the course of justice."
The comments appeared in a Cleveland Police statement confirming the dismissal of its chief constable.
A further misconduct hearing for sacked chief constable Sean Price relating to 11 other gross misconduct allegations will no longer take place, Cleveland Police Authority said.
However, Price remains on police bail pending further inquiries in relation to Operation Sacristy, a wide-ranging inquiry into alleged police misconduct.
Sean Price is the first police chief constable to be dismissed for gross misconduct for 35 years.
The last officer to be fired on the charge was Stanley Parr, who lost his job as Lancashire Constabulary’s Chief Constable in 1977.
Former North Yorkshire chief constable Grahame Maxwell left the force, but avoided the sack, after admitting to gross misconduct in 2011.
Sacked Cleveland Police chief Sean Price has been branded a 'bully' by the Independent Police Complaints Commission:
Cleveland Police chief constable Sean Price has been sacked after an Independent Police Complaints Commission investigation.
"Sean Price's attempts to mislead the IPCC investigation by lying and putting pressure on a member of staff to lie on his behalf were shameful," IPCC Commissioner Nicholas Long said in a strongly worded statement.
A chief constable sacked by Cleveland Police for gross misconduct said he will continue a legal claim that he was unlawfully arrested and detained.
A chief constable said he was "extremely disappointed" to be sacked after being found guilty of gross misconduct.
Sean Price, who has been dismissed from Cleveland Police, said: "I am extremely disappointed with the result today. I believe the disciplinary proceedings have sadly come to an incorrect conclusion."
A chief constable accused of using his influence to recruit the daughter of a high-ranking former colleague is to be sacked.
The Independent Police Complaints Commission will disclose the outcome of an investigation into the conduct of Sean Price, the suspended chief of Cleveland Police, on Friday.
An internal disciplinary hearing concluded on Thursday night, and it is understood Price has been found guilty of gross misconduct.
He was investigated following allegations about his role in recruiting the daughter of the former police authority chairman, Dave McLuckie, to a civilian post.
It was claimed Price used "undue influence" to get her the job.
Mr Price has also been investigated for criminal matters as part of the wide-ranging Operation Sacristy inquiry into alleged police misconduct.