PSNI Chief Matt Baggott said he fully accepted the findings of the de Silva report and the force would review the findings "carefully" before taking any action.
The police service are to keep people safe, and we are very saddened and disappointed by these findings. As I have said before, this murder should never have happened, and now there needs to be due process and we will analyse the findings of the review.
Mr Baggot would not say whether officers responsible for making threats against Mr Finucane would be identified or investigated. He said the killing could not happen in Northern Ireland today.
We have a very different way of policing now. We are in a very very different place than we were. We still rely on intelligence in a number of ways today, but it is a totally different world.
The family of Pat Finucane labelled today's review into his murder is a 'whitewash' despite 'shocking' levels of state collusion revealed.
A government-commissioned report found state agents were involved in the murder of Pat Finucane - but his widow dismissed it as a "sham".
The review into the death of a Catholic solicitor during the Troubles is expected to show state collusion with loyalist terrorists.