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Interview with Former NYPD Detective and Novelist Robert Leuci by Kevin Courrier, in 1985. A police officer for the NYPD (working alongside officers like Frank Serpico), Robert Leuci rose to national attention after becoming an informer for widespread investigation into police corruption in 1971. His controversial role in that investigation would be documented in Robert Daley's 1978 book Prince of the City, which would be adapted into Sidney Lumet's 1981 film of the same name. At the time of our conversation, Leuci has retired from the NYPD and had just published his first novel, Doyle's Disciples. He would published seven more novels in the years to come, as well as a critically-acclaimed 2004 memoir All the Centurions, which chronicled his two decades as a narcotics detective. Robert Leuci passed away in 2015 at the age of 75.
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