Assemblyman Brooks arrested on charges of domestic violence, obstruction

Published Sun, Feb 10, 2013 (12:02 p.m.)

Updated Mon, Feb 11, 2013 (8:12 a.m.)

Police on Sunday again have arrested embattled Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, this time after a report that he allegedly attacked a family member.

Officers arrived at Brooks' home around 12:30 a.m. at 6007 Turtle River Avenue to find that he was “agitated and refused to obey officers’ commands,” Metro Police said.

As officers tried to take him into custody, police said, Brooks fought them. In a news release, Metro said the 40-year-old “at one point attempted to secure one of the officers' weapons.”

Police arrested the Las Vegas resident on counts of obstructing police and domestic battery.

A court hearing for Brooks scheduled for Monday morning was continued.

Sunday's arrest is Brooks' latest clash with authorities. On Jan. 19, he was arrested with a loaded gun after reportedly making threats to Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

A week later, he was detained for psychiatric evaluation after police were called to a disturbance at his grandmother’s house.

Assembly leaders have planned to investigate whether Brooks is fit for duty, a move that could oust the assemblyman from the Legislature.

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