|Agency||Erie Colorado Police Department|
|Dates of Service||Ended July 13, 2022.|
|Last Known Status||Terminated|
In 2021, Watts-Johnson applied to the Erie Colorado Police Department, and claimed to have served in the military, including training from the Army Rangers, Airborne, and Air Assault Division.
In January 2022, the Police Chief noticed that Watts-Johnson's military paperwork did not describe the training. Watts-Johnson was asked to provide complete information prior to June 28, 2022.
On June 28, 2022, Watts-Johnson produced new documents, but the department questioned their legitimacy and contacted the U.S. Army for an official version.
On July 8, 2022, Watts-Johnson was placed on paid leave pending an investigation.
On July 13, 2022, Watts-Johnson was fired following the investigation.
Watts-Johnson is expected to face felony charges of forgery and attempt to influence a public servant.
- Mitchell Byars, Erie officer accused of lying, forging military documents on application, Daily Camera, 2022-09-14