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Time to sing: jailed ‘Mommy PI’ detective turns state’s witness

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

For those who thought they’d heard the last of ex-cop turned “Mommy PI” detective and wannabe reality TV star Christopher Butler, sorry. He’s in prison on corruption charges for his role in a Contra Costa law enforcement drug scandal. But Monday he was singing like a bird as a prosecution witness in the trial of former sheriff’s deputy Stephen Tanabe. It’s part of the deal Butler cut for less jail time. Hunch is, his tune will change today, when cross-examined. Contra Costa Times


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