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John Autolino

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John Autolino joined the firm in 2019. John is an investigator with more than 30 years of Law Enforcement experience.

Most recently, John served as a Police Lieutenant and Watch Commander for the Chula Vista Police Department with over 225 sworn personnel. In addition to being an agency leader he served as lead investigator and supervisor for the agency’s Crimes of Violence - Homicide Unit, charged with investigating all homicides and violent crimes in the City of Chula Vista. Under John’s guidance and leadership, the agency implemented new innovative investigative techniques that led to high profile murder convictions.

He was selected to serve as Director for the State of California Homicide Investigators Association with over 8,000 active members. John has investigated over 3,000 crime cases and is an expert in the field of interview and interrogation techniques. He has led several training initiatives on use of force policy, active shooter protocol and critical incident response planning. In 2009 and 2013 he was named Officer of the Year for his outstanding investigative case work.