Assemblyman accused of threatening colleague taking leave of absence
Carson City, NV (KTNV) -- Action News has just learned that lawmaker Steven Brooks, who's accused of threatening a state Democratic assembly leader, will take an immediate leave of absence after being sworn into office today.
The announcement was made and confirmed by Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick -- the woman he is accused of threatening.
Kirkpatrick says she will appoint a special committee for Brooks but that committee will be on standby until he returns to work.
The leave of absence is to take care of medical issues and there is no information yet on how long it will last.
Brooks is facing a felony charge for allegedly threatening Kirkpatrick. He was arrested on Jan. 19.