Policing Board rejects Ford's changes to chief constable recruitment
6 February 2014 Last updated at 18:38 GMT
The Northern Ireland Policing Board has voted to formally reject David Ford's plans to introduce new rules for the appointment of a new chief constable.
The justice minister sparked a political row when he said he wanted to change the recruitment rules for Northern Ireland's top policing job.
BBC NI home affairs correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.