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INSENSITIVE French TV Plays Toulouse Killer Tape France 2 / AP Photo

French TV Plays Toulouse Killer Tape

Sunday a French television channel broadcast a recorded conversation between police and killer Mohamed Merah during his March shootout in Toulouse that resulted in the deaths of three soldiers, four Jews, and ultimately Merah himself. The broadcast sparked outrage from relatives of Merah’s victims, launching an investigation from the French police into how and why the television channel broadcast the recordings. Manuel Valls, France’s interior minister, said the decision to broadcast the dialogue was in poor taste, especially because court proceedings for the shootings were still in motion at the time.

July 9, 2012 6:42 AM