Brooks hospitalized, neighbors say they were victims of his harassment

CREATED Jan 25, 2013

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Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Yet another twist in the strange story involving a state lawmaker accused of threatening a colleague in Carson City. Assemblyman Steven Brooks was in the hospital Friday, but not by choice.

Friday afternoon, Brooks had another run in with the law, after someone called 911 saying the assemblyman was fighting with family members and acting bizarre.

This time the calls came from his grandmother's house, and when police arrived they found no reason to arrest the assemblyman, but they transported him to a nearby hospital for a medical evaluation.

Deirdre Williams, who was Brooks' neighbor up until recently, said the assemblyman regularly made threats against her family as well.

"This has been going on since November," said Williams. "He's been constantly messing with my kids acting like he was going to run my son over, when he sees him come from the bus stop. Acting like he was going to shoot someone."

The family has cell phone video showing Brooks standing in their front yard shouting at them.

"I'm like oh wow. I don't need nobody shooting my kids, killing my kids. I don't need to be worried like that," said Williams.

Williams said the altercations in the street continued and grew to be more aggressive. That's when she decided she had no choice but to turn to the authorities for help.

Williams said she applied for a restraining order against Brooks, but a North Las Vegas judge denied her request.