Assemblyman Arrested for Intimidating Public Officer

NORTH LAS VEGAS -- A Nevada Assemblyman was arrested Saturday afternoon for intimidating a public officer.

Around 3:45 p.m. North Las Vegas police officers responded to a home in reference to a report of threats to an elected public official. It's reported that Assemblyman Steven Brooks of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a fellow State representative.

During the course of the police investigation, officers received witness statements supporting the victims report and began to search for Steven Brooks. Around 5:30 p.m. Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street and he was taken into custody during a traffic stop.

Brooks was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked on one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.


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