A troubled Nevada state lawmaker has been banned from the legislature and placed on leave while an independent investigation into his recent behavior is conducted.
A Nevada state Assembly member is free on bail with an April 11 court date on charges that he physically attacked a family member and grabbed for a police officer’s weapon during the weekend.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks is no longer a member of the Democratic caucus.
After being sworn in with the rest of the Legislature, Steven Brooks, the 40-year-old Assemblyman from North Las Vegas accused of making threats against the Speaker of the Assembly, will then step away for treatment of what are said to be ongoing physical and mental health issues.
The Nevada Legislature begins its new session today, amid a pair of controversies over two of its members.
A Nevada lawmaker released following a mental evaluation and allegations that he threatened a state Democratic Assembly leader says he’ll serve his elected office when the state Legislature convenes on Monday.
Despite controversy surrounding Steven Brooks, lawmakers say the upcoming legislative session will go on with, or without him.
A court date was canceled for a Nevada state lawmaker hospitalized for a medical and mental evaluation.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks underwent a medical evaluation over the weekend.
Assemblyman Steven Brooks says he has been through a “month of hell.”