PSNI Chief Matt Baggott offered his apologies to the family of Pat Finucane for the role the police played in his "brutal" murder. He said:
"The report findings are unequivocal and we accept them fully. It is clear that the murder of Mr Finucane should never have happened."
The Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI) replaced the Royal Ulster Constabulary (RUC) in 2000.