11 Aug 2014

On the rise: Former cop promoted at Brooklyn DA’s office

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On the rise: Former cop promoted at Brooklyn DA’s office

New York Daily News
Rocco Parascandola

Posted 8/7/2014 4:58 PM

Louis A. Molina


A former NYPD detective has been promoted by Brooklyn District Attorney Ken Thompson after just three months on the job.

Louis Molina, 42, has been with the DA’s office since May, and was named deputy chief investigator in the Detective Investigators Division last week.

Molina, a former Marine, served 13 years with the NYPD, where his assignments included stints in the Organized Crime Control Bureau, the Internal Affairs Bureau and the 6th Precinct detective squad.

In 2012, he left the department and worked for two months for the U.S. State Department as a senior police adviser in Puebla, Mexico.

He returned to the NYPD for one more year, leaving in June 2013 to work for New York University, handling security and investigations both here and at the school’s campus in Abu Dhabi, before he was hired by Thompson.

Molina is on the executive board of the National Latino Officers Association, whose chairman, Anthony Miranda, called Molina “one of many up and coming Hispanic leaders.”