William Watts, Sr.

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Service Record

Agency Philadelphia Pennsylvania Police Department
Rank Officer
Dates of Service 1989-2021[1]
Last Known Status Suspended

Incident Reports

2021 Child Pornography

On October 20, 2021, Philadelphia Pennsylvania Police Department Officer William Watts, Sr. was found to have used the internet to download images of children being sexually abused.[1]

Department Response

The Philadelphia Police Commissioner plans to suspend Watts for 30 days with the intent to dismiss him afterwards.[1]

Legal Action

On October 20, 2021, Watts was arrested and charged with transportation and possession of child pornography. If convicted, Watts faces a maximum possible sentence of 40 years in prison.[1]