Swiss: We obeyed treaty with Polanski tip off

GENEVA, Switzerland Justice Ministry spokesman Folco Galli said e-mails obtained by The Associated Press show correct police procedures when a wanted individual is expected in Switzerland.

Galli told the AP on Wednesday that Swiss officials asked their American counterparts if their arrest warrant was still valid. After receiving U.S. confirmation, he said Switzerland was obliged by treaty to apprehend the 76-year-old director.

The documents obtained by the AP show that Swiss authorities initiated the procedures for Polanski's Sept. 26 arrest in Zurich as he arrived for a film festival.

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