Uncovering the Seattle Police Department’s hidden wartime role
Originally aired: Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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This excerpt from the Seattle Police Department's 1941 annual report reveals new details about the SPD's wartime activities, including apprehending and investigating Japanese. (Courtesy Seattle Municipal Archives)
A document found last week in the Seattle Municipal Archives indicates that the Seattle Police Department might have played a larger role in the apprehension and investigation of some Japanese residents here after the attack on Pearl Harbor than has been commonly understood.