Coroner Eric Armstrong has returned a narrative verdict in the death of PC David Rathband.
He concluded he intended to take his own life through hanging.
He said no parties involved should criticise themselves with the benefit of hindsight for not doing more to prevent his death.
More to follow.
More top news
The North East Ambulance Service has told ITV Tyne Tees it is making changes to improve performance.
A look ahead at the forecast for the Tyne Tees region.
A Stockton teacher who was caught with indecent images of children has been jailed for 18 months.