Eighty-nine people were killed when the music venue was attacked in November 2015. Scores of others were killed as ISIS gunmen and suicide bombers struck in a coordinated attack across the city on the same night.
Cheurfi was shot dead in the attack that injured two other police officers.
Paris prosecutor Francois Molins told reporters Friday that Cheurfi had a history of attacking police officers and had already served 11-years in prison for trying to kill another police officer in 2005.
Molins also revealed that Cheurfi had been arrested in January after police received a tip off that he was amassing an arsenal of weapons and had made threats against officers. However, he was released because of a lack of evidence.
After Cheurfi was shot dead on Thursday, police found a piece of paper bearing pro-Isis propaganda beside his body and a Quran in the trunk of the Audi he had been driving.
Although he was well known to police, he was not on a watch list of Islamic extremists and was not considered a security risk.