Burton F. Becker was the police chief of Piedmont, California in the early 20th century. He joined the local chapter of the Ku Klux Klan and was elected Sheriff of the Alameda County Sheriff's Office in Alameda County in 1926. In 1930, after years of investigation by Alameda County District Attorney Earl Warren, he was tried and convicted on corruption charges, removed from office and sent to San Quentin Prison.
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