Minor Character: Las Vegas
Name Jimmy Tadero
Gender Male
Family Unamed wife
City Las Vegas
Occupation Detective (formerly)
Pathology Dirty cop

Incriminator Alleged Murderer

Status Incarcerated
Portrayed By Bruce McGill
First Appearance Felonious Monk

Jimmy Tadero was a detective and the mentor of Catherine Willows. He appeared in season two of CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.


Jimmy met Catherine when she was a dancer, and he was a customer. He had a crush on Stephanie Watson, and even proposed to her, but she turned him down. In 1988, Stephanie was murdered and Jimmy arrested Dwight Kelso for the crime.

Season Two[]

When Dwight dies in prison and swears that he hadn't killed Stephanie, Catherine reopens the case and starts analyzing the evidence—a knife that has blood and saliva on it. A small sample that wasn't tested at the time of the murder is run at the lab and comes back with the identification of being from a third contributor, while a pair of gloves with blood and saliva on it belongs to Dwight.

Suspecting that Jimmy might have been the killer himself, Catherine gets his DNA sample and discovers that the blood on the murder weapon isn't his, either. The pair of gloves was bought in by Jimmy two days after the crime, and the saliva and blood, Dwight's blood, was planted by Jimmy in order to "help the evidence along."

Jimmy is arrested for planting the evidence, thus letting the real criminal get away with the murder. He's also arrested for being an accessory to murder, since he also indirectly covered up the real killer's crime.


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