(28609) Detroit Police Department, Riot Squad, Belle Isle, Detroit, 1943

A new unit of police officers, drawn from the motorcycle, traffic and mounted divisions, are trained in "commando tactics" on the Belle Isle Athletic Field. According to a Detroit News reporter, nearly 250 "husky police minutemen" were trained for riot duty in response to the civil unrest of June 1943.

(28609) Detroit Police Department, Riot Squad, Belle Isle, Detroit, 1943
Date: 
1943-08-06
Physdesc: 
Photo negative
Photographer: 
Detroit News Staff
PhotoID: 
28069