Moses Castillo serves as Chief Investigator for Dordulian Law Group. As chief investigator, Castillo plays a pivotal role in the process of securing justice for our clients, applying his decades of law enforcement experience and unique investigative expertise to some of our most important cases.
For nearly 30 years, Castillo was a decorated detective with the Los Angeles Police Department. His career in law enforcement began in 1989 as a Reserve Officer in various locations throughout Southeast Los Angeles including Hollenbeck, Rampart, and Newton. In 1991, Castillo graduated from the LAPD’s distinguished academy, officially becoming an officer in the third-largest police force in the U.S.
In 1992, Castillo was an officer in the department’s Hollenbeck Division during the Los Angeles riots that captivated the nation and garnered world attention. Shortly thereafter, he progressed into the narcotics division’s Juvenile Narcotics School Buy Program, tackling the issue of drug use on school campuses through undercover work.
In 1993, Castillo worked out of the Hollenbeck station as an Area Patrol & CRASH-Gang Unit officer, where he remained for two years before transferring to the Personnel Division in 1995. There, he was tasked with conducting background investigations on incoming applicants wishing to join the LAPD.
In 1998, following a return to the Juvenile Narcotics Division, Moses Castillo was promoted to the rank of Detective. In May of 1999 he began working out of the Newton station in their elite sex crimes division. It would mark a chapter of Detective Castillo’s esteemed career that would prove to be transformational, as it provided him with an opportunity to discover his true passion within law enforcement, one that he would personally describe as a “higher calling,” helping survivors of childhood sexual abuse. Shortly thereafter, Castillo was promoted to the rank of Detective Supervisor.
In June of 2005, Castillo was a prominent leader in the Juvenile Division for Abused Children. As Detective Supervisor, Castillo was able to positively impact the lives of thousands of Angelenos by investigating some of the city’s most high-profile and troubling sex crimes cases involving children. Detective Castillo successfully closed countless cases where some of the city’s most detestable criminals were prosecuted with life sentences for their abhorrent crimes.
Detective Castillo spent nearly 15 years in the Juvenile Division for Abused Children. In that difficult (and often harrowing) position, Detective Castillo closed cases on criminals guilty of committing reprehensible acts against children such as physical and sexual abuse, internet crimes, child trafficking, and murder. He was a highly regarded member of the LAPD’s Sexually Exploited Child Unit, and noted for his excellent closure rate for sexual abuse cases, some of which — such as The Stuart House — received national attention.
Detective Castillo closed his career with the LAPD in the Central Traffic Division, investigating severe cases of traffic crime such as hit & run collisions resulting in fatalities. He officially retired on March 26, 2020, concluding nearly three decades spent serving the residents of Los Angeles.
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