Politics

Steven Brooks Returns To Court

View Comments
Booking photo of Steven Brooks from February 2013 (photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

Booking photo of Steven Brooks from February 2013 (photo: Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department)

tate south Tate South
Email Tate at tate.south@cbsradio.com
Read More

Get Breaking News First

Receive News, Politics, and Entertainment Headlines Each Morning.
Sign Up
Election Results

LAS VEGAS (AP) — Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is expected in a California court as part of a bid to enroll him in a mental health diversion program.

Brooks is scheduled to appear in a Victorville, Calif. courtroom Friday on charges stemming from a car chase and a police confrontation in March.

His lawyer asked earlier this week that Brooks be placed in the program, which diverts people into treatment and holds them accountable along the way. A judge could rule on his eligibility Friday.

Brooks has pleaded not guilty to resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal charges filed after his March 28 arrest in Victorville.

The arrest was his third in a matter of months, and followed bizarre behavior that prompted lawmakers to expel him from the Assembly.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.

View Comments
blog comments powered by Disqus
Follow

Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 1,078 other followers