Sunday, Oct. 30, 2011 | 6:47 p.m.
Clark County District Attorney David Roger has talked to the Police Protective Association about coming aboard to help defend officers against criminal complaints, and he may leave office before his term is up in 2014, perhaps by the end of this year, sources confirm.
When I asked Roger if he is resigning, he gave a cryptic answer by text: "I am not going to address rumors. You will be one of the first people I call if my status ever changes." Why not just say no?
It is more than a rumor. I was tipped by a knowledgeable source that Roger may be leaving for a job with the police union, and even PPA boss Chris Collins told me today, "I'd love to have David with us." Collins said he has talked to Roger about the possibility and Roger was open to it.
Another insider with intimate knowledge of the negotiations said, "I firmly believe it will happen, if not in January then by July. My understanding is it may occur before the end of the year."