The former Cleveland Police Authority Chairman, David McLuckie, told reporters outside Newcastle Crown Court that he was "delighted" to be cleared of intimidating a witness.
Earlier this year the 52-year-old local councillor was jailed for eight months for persuading a friend to accept his speeding points, to protect his career.
He is still on police bail in relation to another investigation, called Operation Sacristy.
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