On the Runs: Matt Baggott says police 'acted lawfully'
10 March 2014 Last updated at 13:40 GMT
Chief Constable Matt Baggott has rejected claims that letters sent to so-called On the Runs amounted to get out of jail free cards or an amnesty.
Mr Baggott also told a special meeting of the Policing Board that the PSNI acted lawfully when participating in the scheme.
As he arrived to face questions about the scheme, Mr Baggott was met jeered by loyalist protesters
BBC Northern Ireland Home Affairs Correspondent Vincent Kearney reports.