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William "Billy" Henderson is a main character in the series Black Lightning.

Early LifeEdit


Throughout the SeriesEdit

Season 1Edit

In The Resurrection, he was first seen on the news discussing the protest that turned violent. He told them that the Freeland PD will not tolerate violence of any kind.

Later on, he attended the Garfield Fundraiser. He teased Jefferson about having Senator Nina Turner introducing him. Jefferson thanked him for coming out as well as for handling Anissa's situation. Before leaving, Henderson told Jefferson that he would look into the cops who pulled him over as he doesn't believe they're with Freeland PD. After the events at Club 100, he was on the news, again, reporting on how Black Lightning attacked two cops.[1]

Physical AppearanceEdit

Henderson is a middle age man with short black hair and beard.


William Henderson is a good cop, but he hides behind the law. He is usually plays by the rules and by the book and it didn't help his city Freeland out. He and the police department are well hated. Since the city is turned around since Black Lightning returned. Mostly he is a minor antagonist when he is obsessed catching Black Lightning instead of the real criminals.






Season 1
Episode Status
The Resurrection Appears
LaWanda: The Book of Hope Appears
LaWanda: The Book of Burial Appears
Black Jesus Appears
And Then the Devil Brought the Plague: The Book of Green Light Appears
Three Sevens: The Book of Thunder Appears
Equinox: The Book of Fate Appears
The Book of Revelations Mentioned
The Book of Little Black Lies Appears
Sins of the Father: The Book of Redemption N/A
Black Jesus: The Book of Crucifixion Appears
The Resurrection and the Light: The Book of Pain Absent
The Shadow of Death: The Book of War Appears


  • In the comics, Bill Henderson is an investigative detective and former commissioner.[2]
  • He's been with the Freeland Police Department for 23 years.
  • He rose up throught the rankings by fighting Black Lightning.
  • He is a good cop, but he is anti-black lightning. He is similar to Quentin Lance who is obsessed going after the Green Arrow.



  1. The Resurrection
  2. William Henderson on DC Database