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

  • Title: The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death
  • Author: Bill Keith
  • ISBN: 9781589806559
  • Page: 275
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Strikes us foremost as a story of courage Shreveport Times Keith details D Artois s connections with the underworld crime bosses from New Orleans, culminating on one fateful day in July 1976 Ouachita Citizen A fast paced read The ForumThe shocking murder of admired media and advertising persona Jim Leslie spurred journalist and political insider Bill Keith to i Strikes us foremost as a story of courage Shreveport Times Keith details D Artois s connections with the underworld crime bosses from New Orleans, culminating on one fateful day in July 1976 Ouachita Citizen A fast paced read The ForumThe shocking murder of admired media and advertising persona Jim Leslie spurred journalist and political insider Bill Keith to investigate Police Commissioner George D Artois Viewed by the citizens of Shreveport, Louisiana, in the 1970s as a powerful yet mindful figure, D Artois was able to hide his corrupt activities That is until Leslie s murder shed light on his corrupt behavior.Fueled by his responsibility to uncover the truth, Keith delves into D Artois s political and personal life As the investigation unfolds, the commissioner s participation in embezzlement, racial prejudice, pay offs, and abhorrent abuse of authority is exposed Years of disregarded evidence slowly begin to reveal the commissioner as a fraudulent politician striving to bring organized crime to the city Although every aspect of his career is called into question, D Artois does not back down Instead, he uses his powerful ties to hinder Keith and the five courageous lawmen that try to put a stop to his criminal ways.With each passing month and published newspaper article, the citizens of Shreveport direct their attention to the political upheaval occurring around them Multiple indictments for felony and tampering with evidence eventually lead to the commissioner s resignation however, his crooked behavior did not cease until the assassination of Jim Leslie was resolved It is only then that the shaken city was able to put the damaging rise and fall of D Artois to rest.
    The Commissioner A True Story of Deceit Dishonor and Death Strikes us foremost as a story of courage Shreveport Times Keith details D Artois s connections with the underworld crime bosses from New Orleans culminating on one fateful day in July Ouachita

    One thought on “The Commissioner: A True Story of Deceit, Dishonor, and Death”

    1. Sometimes I read a book, not to assess its literary qualities, but simply because it fits into my personal history This is one of those But first, something about the author Bill Keith is a journalist who has really gotten around He worked as a war correspondent in Vietnam, has free lanced in Tokyo, Europe, and the Philippines And finally, many years in my hometown, Shreveport, LA, as an investigative reporter.What investigation did he become embroiled in here, you ask The Public Safety Commissi [...]

    2. This was a great story, but the writing was just atrocious How did this man ever earn a living as a writer

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