The French police had no grounds to arrest gunman Mohamed Merah, prior to the murder of four people at the Ozar Harotah Jewish school in Toulouse, French Prime Minister Francois Fillon said Friday, according to AFP.
Fillon told French radio that "there was no single element" that could have allowed police to detain Merah.
French President Nicolas Sarkozy on Thursday praise security forces, saying everything was done in order to bring the killer to justice.
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