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Constable Bonaventura accused of shredding evidence

Reported by: Gerard Ramalho
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Updated: 7/16 2:06 am

LAS VEGAS (KSNV & MyNews 3) -- There are new allegations this week directed at Constable John Bonaventura.

The constable is being accused of shredding evidence, specifically documents that prove one of his top aides was using work computers to research the home addresses of porn stars.

Bonaventura's staff has only about 6 months left in office, and in recent weeks some of the staff members have been let go. That's why some are coming forward with allegations and information that paint a not-so-pretty picture about what was happening in the office.

These latest allegations are connected to the constable's deputy chief, Dean Lauer, who was accused of researching information on porn stars using company computers.

The Las Vegas Review Journal received a copy of an audio recording from April of last year in which one can hear Constable Bonaventura asking that the documents connected to that case be shredded.

"It is a big concern to everybody here, it's a big concern to the general public when they hear this sort of thing, whether its surrutitiously taping somebody or destruction of potential evidence or spending money. It seems, unfortunately, to be never ending," said Clark County Commissioner Steve Sisolak.

The constable's office denies that any documents were shredded.

A spokeperson from the office told News 3 these accusations are part of a witch-hunt to discredit Bonaventura and justify the elimination of that office.

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