Gentlemen, we're here to sell the American Dream, and Hollywood is our greatest advertiser.
~ Monroe meeting with Suburban Redevelopment Fund members.
It can't be stopped, Kelso. There's too much money at stake.
~ Monroe warning Jack Kelso.

Leland Monroe is one of the two main antagonists (along with Harlan J. Fontaine) of the video game L.A. Noire.

He is the president of Elysian Fields Developments, a housing company. In the advertising billboards and papers, he always has a smile on his face.


He is not confronted until Cole Phelps and his partner, Herschel Biggs, arrive in his office questioning him about the fires. While being confronted, Monroe keeps his cool. Later, he calls Jack Kelso about meeting with him. However, he has ordered his men to kill not only Jack, but also his army buddies. This attempt fails. Jack enters Monroe's office and shot him in the leg. While Monroe begs to be nursed to health, Kelso discovers his dirty dealings, including the people who are on his payroll, such as Roy Earle, Cole's former corrupt Vice partner.

What happened to Monroe is unknown, but it is assured that he is placed in jail with the other Suburban Redevelopment Fund members or dies of blood loss.


Monroe almost always appears in ads with a smile on his face and is polite to almost everyone, like Dr. Fontaine. However, he loses his cool when Jack confronts him in his mansion where he shoots him in the leg. In addition, he loses his cool again when he finds out Dr. Fontaine has killed Courtney Sheldon and was using Ira Hogeboom to burn down some of the houses while meeting with him in a restaurant.