Las Vegas constable files for restraining order against commissioners
Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Las Vegas Township Constable John Bonaventura has filed for a temporary restraining order against the Clark County Commission.
He is trying to stop them from cutting his position.
A hearing on that order is taking place Monday afternoon.
Clark County commissioners are scheduled to meet on Tuesday to decide on a proposal that would abolish the constable's office when Bonaventura's term ends in 2015.
The constable's office has attracted quite a bit of negative attention since Bonaventura's election in 2010.
Incidents include a controversial attempt to break into reality television, hiring deputies with questionable backgrounds, complaints of alleged sexual harassment inside the constable's office, and jurisdictional disputes.
In addition, Bonaventura was arrested on Feb. 12 on suspicion of drunk driving and speeding. Ultimately, he was not charged.
Bonaventura asked for a temporary restraining order late last week. He claims that abolishing his office would violate the state constiution.
Commissioner Chris Giunchigliani says that she believes that Clark County has outgrown the need for a constable's office.
If the office is eliminated, duties could go to Las Vegas police or a private company.
Constables are currently elected by the general public.