A former police commissioner in France called for a probe of three officers for failing to save a Jewish woman who was killed by a Muslim man in her home while they were waiting for backup outside her Paris apartment.

Sammy Ghozlan, a retired commissioner and head of the National Bureau for Vigilance Against Anti-Semitism watchdog group, told officials and family members of the victim of the April 4 attack, Sarah Halimi, that an internal review was necessary during a visit Thursday to Marseille.

Several leaders of French Jewry criticized authorities' handling of the investigation into the killing of Sarah Halimi by her neighbor, whom neighbors said had called her "Satan" and shouted "Allah hu akbar" – Arabic for "Allah is the greatest" – before the killing. He is suspected of having broken into the home of Halimi, a 65-year-old physician, beating her and throwing her to her death from a window of her third-story apartment.

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