The Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department confirms Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested on battery and domestic violence charges early Sunday morning.
Police tell Channel 2 News that Assemblyman Brooks (D-North Las Vegas) was arrested around 12:30 a.m. Officers responded to the 6000 block of Turtle River Avenue in the northwest Las Vegas area for a report of a domestic battery.
When police arrived on scene, they found Brooks in the driveway of the home and was reportedly irritated and refused to obey the officers' commands.
Police arrested Brooks for allegedly physically attacking a family member. He was taken to the Clark County Detention Center.
Police tell Channel 2 News that Brooks fought with officers when they tried to take him into custody. They say he also allegedly tried to take one of the officer's weapons during that incident.
This is Brooks' second arrest in about three weeks. Back on January 19th, he was arrested for allegedly threatening Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Brooks was hospitalized a week later for a psychiatric evaluation.
Last week, he told his colleagues that he will take three weeks of leave. That announcement came a day after he was ousted from the Assembly Democratic Caucus. This means Brooks is unable to participate in Democratic party discussions about the its agenda and strategy.
The Assembly formed a panel to investigate whether Brooks is fit to serve. They have plans to hold hearings and recommend possible action that could include expulsion from the Nevada Legislature.