Sen. Atkinson denies informing authorities about Brooks' alleged threats
Two local politicians are questioning the validity of a police report that connects them to the investigation surrounding embattled state assemblyman Steven Brooks. Video by ktnv.comvideo
North Las Vegas, NV (KTNV) -- Two local politicians are questioning the validity of a police report that connects them to the investigation surrounding embattled state assemblyman Steven Brooks.
Brooks was arrested earlier this month after allegedly making threats against assembly speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
According to a North Las Vegas Police report, State Senator Kelvin Atkinson and Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow warned police that Brooks had a gun in his possession and had been acting strangely, adding that he may be a danger to himself or others.
On Friday, Barlow denied making those statements.
On Monday, Atkinson broke his silence, and just like Barlow, he is also denying that he reported concerns to authorities about the alleged threats against Kirkpatrick.
Atkinson writes, "Let me make it very clear, I never told anyone that i had knowledge from Steve of a direct threat on the speaker's life."