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Clark County votes to abolish constable's office

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Constable John Bonaventura speaks before the Clark County Board of Commissioners before a vote on the department's fate on Tuesday. (Christian Cazares/FOX5)) Constable John Bonaventura speaks before the Clark County Board of Commissioners before a vote on the department's fate on Tuesday. (Christian Cazares/FOX5))
Members of the board asserted the move to abolish was not personal but a budgetary move. (Christian Cazares/FOX5) Members of the board asserted the move to abolish was not personal but a budgetary move. (Christian Cazares/FOX5)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

The Clark County Board of Commissioners voted unanimously to eliminate the Las Vegas Constable's office during its meeting on Tuesday.

According to the county, the office would be abolished in two years, by which time Constable John Bonaventura's term will expire.

The county cited the office no longer being needed for its budget-driven cut.

Services like property liens and evictions would now be handled by the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department.

Bonaventura's last attempt to stop a vote failed after a judge Monday denied a temporary restraining order.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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