Deputy Chief Bill Henderson is the police deputy chief, formerly an inspector of the Freeland Police Department.
Return of Black LightningEdit
Henderson gave statements to press after a violent protest against The 100. He later headed to a fundraiser at Garfield High School. He ran into Jefferson Pierce, who thanked him for helping his daughter from lockup. Later that night, Henderson attended a crime scene at Club 100. The following day, after Anissa and Jennifer Pierce were kidnapped, Henderson went to Garfield High, reassuring Jefferson that he would do his job. Eventually recovering the girls, he took them to their mother's house, where Jeff met them.
The following day, Henderson stood with a group at Garfield High School as Jefferson assured a group of parents that their children would be safe from The 100, only for him to be interrupted by Lawanda White. Following that, he walked the halls with Pierce, the latter scolding the former for letting the Seahorse Motel reopen, Henderson claiming there was only so much he could do. He also told Pierce of how Will had escaped, but assured him they were looking for him. That night, Henderson stopped by Jefferson's house with his dog, checking in on him and letting him know about Lawanda White having stationed herself outside of the Seahorse Motel. The following night, Henderson and the police found Lawanda's dead body, and he called Pierce so he could find out from him before the news. The night after, Henderson burst in on Black Lightning, but the vigilante escaped. He then took in a beaten Lala, who he told of his guilt through recordings on Lawanda White's cell phone.
Henderson attended Lawanda's funeral, watching as Reverend Jeremiah Holt encouraged others to join him on a march against The 100's tyranny. After the service, he and Jefferson implored Holt to call off the march, claiming it to just be endangering them all. The following day, Henderson went to Garfield High to inform Jefferson that only police car could work the march.
Visited by Black Lightning while off-duty, the vigilante told Henderson of Joey Toledo's re-emergence. He gave the police inspector a phone, asking him to call when he'd found a location on Toledo. He eventually did, having found the location of Caroline Brown, the supposed girlfriend of Toledo, and a person matching Toledo's description, sending these details to Black Lightning.
The police department having been tipped off as to Black Lightning's location, Henderson led two squads down MLK Street, but they were unsuccessful in catching him. When Henderson asked Deputy Chief Cayman who he'd received his tip from, he didn't answer, instead walking off to take a call.
After Bowman College was broken into and Lynn was hurt, Henderson questioned her and Jefferson in the hopes of finding some suspects. Following up on the report of a metahuman at the scene, Henderson called Black Lightning, asking if there were any others like him in the city, but the vigilante denied knowledge of any. Henderson was subsequently told of Tobias Whale's appearance back in Freeland, having not aged at all. Some days later, after an attack at Blackbird Funeral Parlor, Henderson attended the scene, believing the deaths there to be the work of Black Lightning. He called the vigilante, telling him he'd gone too far, before hanging up.
Later, Black Lightning was able to convince him that he did not kill Lady Eve and asked him to look into evidence of the real killer. Henderson agreed and risked his life to prove his innocence. During his investigation, he found out detective Cayman along with A.S.A. was behind this and took photos as evidence. Henderson was able to track down the A.S.A.'s laboratory and decided to take them down. He went to the laboratory amd found out that Black Lightning and Thunder has already taken down few of them and later helped them.
Sometimes later, Cayman arrested Jefferson Pierce on the orders of Martin Proctor. This leads to Henderson outrage and gather evidences to prove Jefferson innocent. Eventually, he was able to frame Cayman and was promoted to Deputy Chief.
- Police training: Bill has received training, as all Freeland Police Department members do.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 "The Resurrection"
- ↑ "Lawanda: The Book of Hope"
- ↑ "Lawanda: The Book of Burial"
- ↑ "Black Jesus"
- ↑ "And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light"
- ↑ "Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder"
- ↑ "Equinox: The Book of Fate"
- ↑ "The Book of Little Black Lies"
- ↑ "Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion"