Ex-Nevada Lawmaker Accused Of Threatening Police Officers
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 Wednesday 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.