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Las Vegas Constable Arrested, Commission Considers Abolishing Office
Las Vegas Constable Arrested, Commission Considers Abolishing Office

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AIR DATE: February 25, 2013

Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura was arrested for suspected DUI this week. After his arrest, the Review Journal posted a video interview online in which Bonaventura suggests he may have been setup by Clark County officials. The Clark County Commission this week announced they would consider a measure that would abolish the constable's office alltogether.  Bonaventura has come under fire for alleged mismanagement of his office and has been criticized for a profanity-filled video discovered online that appeared to be a reality show pilot. Bonaventura also drew criticism when he allegedly sent deputies to Carson City to offer protection for embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks. How do Bonaventura's latest troubles affect the future of his office?

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Lawrence Mower, county reporter, Las Vegas Review Journal

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    COMMENTS:
    The constable office is not running any state or city budget in the negative. I agree that the latest events are a public relations nightmare, but why all these people are asking questions about the constable office? look in their own departments and be effective in what they do before spending any time or money in a department that do not use our city or state budgets??
    EfrenFeb 15, 2013 09:24:06 AM
    Can you talk about what the constable's office is, what it does, responsibilities, how it's different from other law enforcement agencies in town, etc?
    Shimon KleinFeb 15, 2013 09:08:50 AM
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