(LAS VEGAS, KXNT)–Metro Police have served search warrants in connection with an investigation of Las Vegas Constable John Bonaventura.
A news release from Metro states the basis for the searches are recent reports of recorded phone conversations between Bonaventura and County Commissioner Tom Collins.
The warrants were served on a private residence and the Constable’s office on East Carson.
Detectives with the Criminal Intelligence Division are looking for evidence corroborating any violation of the state law prohibiting unauthorized wiretaping.
No arrests have been made.
The Las Vegas Review Journal recently published some transcripts of conversations purportedly between the Constable and Commissioner in which they traded gossip about local political figures, often adding blunt assessments of local issues and personalities.
Bonaventura has been a high-profile, controversial figure. Commissioners have voted to abolish the Constable’s office and merge its duties into Metro Police. Bonaventura recently ran in the primary election for a seat on the Commission but was soundly defeated.