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.
More top news
After much anticipation, the Great Exhibition of the North has opened on the Newcastle Gateshead quayside. It will run for 80 days.
The Greylag geese - both adults and young - were found in the river near Aysgarth.
The House of Fraser stores in Middlesbrough and Darlington will definitely shut after the firm's creditors approved the plans today.