Watts is the former Chief of the New Orleans Police Department.
Watts was the Chief of the New Orleans Police Department by the time the young Billy Johnson died in the same night than the Destruction of the Roxxon Gulf Platform. When a body, claimed to be Billy's, was recovered from the water, Watts summoned Billy's family to the police station to inform them of Billy's death. As Tyrone Johnson claimed that Billy had been killed by a police officer, Watts replied that there were no evidence of that and that no existing officer matched the description given by Tyrone, due to the incident being covered up by Senator Asa Henderson. Watts also told Otis and Adina Johnson that Billy and Tyrone were involved in the theft of an autoradio prior to Billy's death.