Tuesday, May 5, 2009 | 2:51 p.m.
The North Las Vegas Police Officers Association said today it will file an ethics complaint with the state Elections Department against mayoral candidate William Robinson, claiming he is attempting to deceive voters with at least two of his mailers.
The police association is complaining that Robinson, who has served on City Council since 1983, has listed an endorsement from the “North Las Vegas Police Officers PAC” which is “an obvious attempt to trick people” into thinking he has the support of rank-and-file police, said Michael Yarter, vice president of the police association.
The North Las Vegas Police Officers Association, which represents 475 North Las Vegas police officers, has endorsed Robinson’s opponent, Shari Buck.
After that endorsement was made, Scott Hafen, a North Las Vegas police officer and former association leader, started the North Las Vegas Police Officers PAC.
Buck and Robinson finished first and second in the April primary and face each other in the June 2 general election.
The officers association also sent cease and desist letters to Hafen and Robinson for misappropriation of the police association’s name.
Robinson could not be reached for comment.