Authorities are looking for to take away from workplace an elected — and now jailed — administrator accused of killing Las Vegas investigative journalist Jeff German, officers mentioned Tuesday.
Clark County Public Administrator Robert Telles, whose workplace handles the affairs of people that die with no clear inheritor or property plans, “has uncared for to carry out” his duties, according to a county statement.
Telles was arrested on Sept. 7 and booked on suspicion of homicide in reference to German’s slaying days earlier.
Regardless of being in jail, Telles remains to be head of the company, although his identify was nowhere to be discovered on the workplace web site on Tuesday. He was nonetheless listed on the Clark County web site on a web page of elected officers.
His 2020 wage was greater than $119,000.
“Clark County has taken step one in asking the court docket to take away Robert Telles from elected workplace because the Public Administrator,” the county mentioned within the assertion. “In submitting with the court docket on the course of Clark County, District Lawyer Steve Wolfson has set the method in movement.”
The assertion continued: “The following step can be for the court docket to take motion and declare that Robert Telles has uncared for to carry out the official duties of the workplace and to take away him. Upon the Court docket’s order, Clark County would be capable of formally appoint his substitute till voters elect a brand new Public Administrator this November.”
Even with out his arrest and now potential removing from workplace, Telles was already set to depart subsequent yr.
Telles misplaced a slim race for his job in June, when he was ousted in the Democratic major. He captured 35,279 votes, or 32.4%, ending simply behind one in every of his high deputies, Rita Reid, who had 37,401 votes, or 34.3%.
German, 69, had written tales about alleged bullying and favoritism in Telles’ workplace and the politician was indignant that the journalist was nonetheless pursuing different tales of attainable misdeeds, police mentioned.
A lawyer for Telles couldn’t be instantly reached for touch upon Tuesday.