Wilkes was an officer of the Gotham City Police Department. On his first mission he was pared up with Officer Renee Montoya and they were to meet Harvey Bullock at a werehouse, where a $2 million dollar bait was being stored. When they arrived the werehouse was on fire and the sting had been ruined. This led to an investigation by Internal Affairs and him being suspended from the force. When Montoya helped Batman capture the criminals he, Montoya and Bullock were reinstated.