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Famous former NYPD officer to speak at forensic seminar

Media Contact: Dave Lavallee, 401-874-5862

KINGSTON, R.I. – September 26, 2008—Bob Leuci, a URI instructor, author and former New York City police officer, will speak about “Ethics and the Criminal Justice Employee” as a part of the University of Rhode Island’s Forensic Science Seminar Series.

The discussion will take place on Friday, Oct. 3, from 3:30 to 5 p.m. in Pastore Hall, 51 Lower College Road, Room 124. The seminars are free and open to public.

An instructor with the URI English Department, Leuci has published six detective thrillers based on his experiences from his time as a New York City police detective. Captain Butterfly, about an investigation of a Brooklyn precinct where ex-convicts make a mockery of the law, became one of his most popular novels. His life as a New York City police detective was chronicled in the book, “Prince of the City,” which was later turned into a movie. Both tell the story of how his participation in a federal probe led to indictments against 52 members of the Special Investigation Unit and convictions on tax invasion.