Nevada Assemblyman Arrested For Intimidating Public Officer
A Nevada Assemblyman from North Las Vegas was arrested on Saturday for intimidating a public officer.
Our CBS affiliate in Las Vegas, KLAS-TV reported that Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks allegedly made threats to harm a fellow state representative. The Las Vegas Sun reports that Brooks threatened to shoot Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.
The Las Vegas Sun reports that sources say Brooks threatened to shoot her because he was unhappy with the Nevada Legislature committee assignments Kirkpatrick gave to him.
Las Vegas Police tell Channel 2 News that after an investigation, a search began for Brooks. Officers later found Brooks driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street in North Las Vegas and arrested him. Brooks is charged with one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence.
On Sunday morning, the Executive Director of the Assembly Democratic Caucus Brendan Summers said, "We understand an investigation is currently ongoing and we have no further comment at this time."
Brooks was first elected back in 2010 and represents Assembly District 17.