Assemblyman Placed in Protective Custody
(Las Vegas, NV) — Assemblyman Steven Brooks underwent a medical evaluation over the weekend.
The embattled Democratic lawmaker was placed in protective custody Friday for what police called “erratic behavior” at his grandmother’s northwest valley home.
A police spokesman says Brooks had a sword in the house, but gave it to officers and didn’t threaten anyone with it.
Brooks was hospitalized Friday for a 72-hour evaluation.
His lawyer Mitchell Posin, says he’s not sure when Brooks might be released from medical care.
Assembleyman Brooks was supposed to appear before a judge on Monday, but that court date has been postponed. Prosecutor Thom Gover says he would have asked a North Las Vegas judge for 30 more days to decide whether to file a criminal charge.
Brooks was arrested Jan. 19 in a car with a gun after he was accused of threatening the life of incoming Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
He spent a night in jail before being released on $100,000 bail.
Brooks and Posin deny any threat was made.