The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death

  • Overview
  • Details
  • Author
  • More About This Book
With a true journalistic tone, Keith delivers an unparalleled account of the murder of Louisiana's political advertiser Jim Leslie and the case against Shreveport's corrupt police commissioner George D'Artois. Keith, who covered the crimes as a reporter for the Shreveport Times, recalls firsthand the tumultuous investigation of D'Artois and his plan to bring mob boss Carlos Marcello's organized crime to Shreveport. The Commissioner is a gripping description of Keith's personal experiences involving Leslie's assassination and the five courageous lawmen who struggled to stop D'Artois' tyranny.
ISBN: 9781589806559
Format: Hardback
Publisher: Pelican Publishing
State: Louisiana
Images: 12
Pages: 240
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Bill Keith is a seasoned journalist with forty years of experience in the field. He has traveled to thirty-five countries and has worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam, an investigative reporter for the Shreveport (LA) Times, and as the city editor for the Shreveport (LA) Journal. During the 1970s, Keith investigated and reported on the crimes of Police Commissioner George D’Artois. His investigative journalism and devotion to the truth earned him both praise and national recognition. Now a full-time writer, he has published numerous books, articles, and biographies. Keith received his bachelor of arts degree in journalism from Wheaton College and a master of divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Aside from his career in journalism, he served as a Louisiana senator from 1980 to 1984. He resides in Longview, Texas, with his wife, Vivian.
More About This Book