Robert was a New York City Police detective known for his work exposing corruption in the police department and the criminal justice system.
Since his retirement from the NYPD he has written novels, short stories, TV episodes and a memoir of his years on the force.
Robert has taught and had residencies at over forty universities and law schools and lectured on morality and ethics erosion at many of the nation’s police departments as well as the FBI academy in Quantico, Virginia.
Robert knew Frank Serpico, known for being the first officer to expose corruption within the police department ranks.
The book (by Robert Daley) and the film Prince of the City are based on a portion of Leuci’s police career.
Robert was married to Regina, a German woman of some maternal Italian descent.
They had two children, Anthony and Santina, and divorced in 1995.
Robert married Kathy Packard in 2003, after he had moved to Rhode Island to pursue his writing and teaching career.
They lived on the Narragansett Bay.
Robert Leuci died on October 12, 2015 at the age of 75 after complications from surgery.