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Brooks Hearing Postponed For Medical Reasons

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Assemblyman Steven Brooks (photo: North Las Vegas Police)

Assemblyman Steven Brooks (photo: North Las Vegas Police)

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LAS VEGAS (AP) — A court date was canceled for a Nevada state lawmaker hospitalized for a medical and mental evaluation after being accused of threatening a state Democratic Assembly leader.

Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ lawyer Mitchell Posin, says he’s not sure when Brooks might be released from medical care.

Brooks was hospitalized Friday for a 72-hour evaluation.

Prosecutor Thom Gover says he would have asked a North Las Vegas judge on Monday 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.

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