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UPDATE: Ex-Nevada lawmaker on house arrest until trial

Posted: 7:39 PM, Apr 30, 2019
Updated: 2019-06-12 18:24:57-04
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UPDATE JUNE 12: Ex-Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks has been placed on house arrest until his trial at 10 a.m. July 15. Brooks is accused to assaulting a protected person and intimidating a police officer.

UPDATE MAY 01: Steven Brooks once served as an elected official in the Nevada Legislature and is in hot water once again.

Bail has been set at $8,000 for Brooks after a fight Sunday evening at a convenience store on Lake Mead near Hollywood boulevards.

Police say that Brooks got into a fight with a couple in the store. He insisted to the responding officers that he was the victim. However, security footage showed that Brooks started the fight.

Brooks refused to sign a citation and became increasingly agitated. Brooks told the police that he was a former state assemblyman and was going to be reinstated to his former position. He asked for the officers' names and then made several statements threatening statements, including that he was going to put the "green light" on the officers. Typically, the term "green light" means to kill or harm police officers or have others do the same.

Bizarre behavior and a threat to then speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick led to Brooks' expulsion from the Assembly.

On the day that he was expelled in March 2013, Brooks led California police on a hot pursuit. The high-speed chase ended with spike strips and a Taser takedown near Barstow, California.

Brooks did 17 months behind bars in California and Nevada and in January 2015, Brooks received probation.

"Mr. Brooks, I want you to know it's a privilege to get probation," the judge remarked at the time.

Brooks was ordered to undergo 24 sessions of mental health counseling.

Brooks is due in court May 14 for his most recent run-in with the law. Brooks remained in the Clark County Detention Center on Tuesday night.

ORIGINAL STORY
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Authorities say a former Nevada Assemblyman has been arrested for allegedly threatening Las Vegas police officers.

Steven Brooks appeared in court Tuesday on charges of assault on a protected person by a prisoner, intimidating a public official and disorderly conduct.

He remains jailed on a $8,000 bond.

It was unclear Tuesday if Brooks has a lawyer yet.

Las Vegas Metropolitan Police say the 47-year-old Brooks was arrested Sunday after allegedly instigating a quarrel with two people at a grocery store.

Police say Brooks then threatened responding police officers and their families, saying he had a firearm.

In February 2013, Brooks was arrested for a domestic dispute with his estranged wife.

The Nevada Assembly voted to oust the embattled Democrat a month later, the first legislative expulsion in state history.