Retired NYC cop, author to speak at URI
KINGSTON, R.I. -- March 15, 1999 -- Retired New York City policeman and
author Robert Leuci will make two appearances at the University of Rhode
Island,s Kingston Campus Wednesday, March 31. Both events are free and open
to the public.
At 3 p.m., Leuci will read from his work in the Hoffmann Room of Independence
Hall. An informal discussion will follow.
At 7 p.m., Leuci will speak on police work and ethics in the URI Library,s
For most of his 20 years of service, Leuci worked in the areas of organized
crime and narcotics enforcement. A segment of his career became the subject
of a book by Bob Daley Prince of the City which was turned into a movie.
Since his retirement, Leuci has published six novels, a number of short
stories and radio plays about the world of the policeman. All of his work
has an underlying theme of how good and honorable people can get turned
around, according to Leuci.
His books have been translated into four languages, and one of his books,
Fence Jumpers has been optioned by Michael Corrente and David Caruso for
Leuci has lectured at more than 40 colleges, universities and law schools.
In addition, he speaks regularly on police ethics to law enforcement agencies
around the country.
He has appeared on numerous television and radio shows as an expert on
the culture of the police. He has been featured on both 20/20 and 48 Hours.
A Narragansett resident, Leuci was awarded the South County Center for
the Arts Literary award last year.
Leuci,s visit is sponsored by URI,s English, Sociology, and the Dean,s
Office of the College of Arts and Sciences.
For More Information: Leo Carroll, 874-4135
Dorothy Donnelly, 874-4782
Jan Sawyer, 874-2116