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Constable hoping court overturns decision to abolish his office

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Constable hoping court overturns decision to abolish his office

By Spencer Lubitz. CREATED Feb 20, 2014

Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Constable John Bonaventura hopes he will know within the next month whether the State Supreme Court will overturn the Clark County Commission's decision to abolish his office.

Bonaventura has filed an emergency stay requesting a Nevada Supreme Court judge decide whether the commission had the legal authority to eliminate an elected position.

"The constable's office is an elected office. It belongs to the people and it should stay with the people, no matter who is elected," said Bonaventura.

Commissioners have argued the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department can handle the responsibilities of the constable's office once it closes.

Bonaventura is asking for judges to come to a decision by mid-March.

Spencer Lubitz

Spencer Lubitz

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Spencer Lubitz is a general assignment reporter for Action News.