County Commissioners Vote to Abolish Constable's Office

By: AP Email
By: AP Email

LAS VEGAS (AP) - Clark County commissioners have voted to abolish the Las Vegas Township Constable's office, a day after a state senator introduced a similar measure to get rid of the agency.

The commission voted unanimously Tuesday that the agency should lapse after Constable John Bonaventura's term expires in 2015. A proposal introduced Monday by Las Vegas Republican Sen. Michael Roberson calls for the office to be abolished as soon as the bill passes.

Bonaventura's office performs duties such as serving paperwork and carrying out evictions, but has faced scrutiny since he was elected in 2010.

Commissioners criticized the office for accounting practices that circumvent county oversight, as well as for filming a profanity-laced pilot for a reality television show.

The Las Vegas Sun reports Bonaventura said the effort will not work.

Comments are posted from viewers like you and do not always reflect the views of this station.
powered by Disqus
KOLO-TV 4850 Ampere Drive Reno, NV 89502
Copyright © 2002-2015 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 199064101 -
Gray Television, Inc.