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  10/23/2012, Cheshvan 7, 5773

French Police Admit Botched Investigation of Toulouse Gunman

French police Tuesday unveiled a damning report that showed up several loopholes in the investigation of Al-Qaeda inspired gunman Mohammed Merah before his shooting spree in Toulouse, the AFP news agency reports. The 17-page report by the police disciplinary unit IGPN said "several objective failures had come to light," including a "delayed coordinated reaction," as Interior Minister Manuel Valls vowed to "rapidly put into place the necessary adjustments."