|USS Mississippi at Norfolk Naval Shipyard, 1933|
|Walke Truxtun, city manger|
of Norfolk in 1931 and
Acting shocked and outraged by the accusations, Truxtun demanded to know from both Burrage and Brinser where they got such information. Promising a full investigation into police corruption, he noted that "only 35 sailors" were currently in Norfolk jails for Volstead Act violations. This promise was not good enough for the Navy. Burrage threatened to declare much of Norfolk "out of bounds" for sailors.