Nevada Dem Assemblyman Arrested

Counts of domestic battery and obstructing police

Steven Brooks / AP


Nevada Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested Sunday after a report he attacked a family member, according to the Las Vegas Sun.

As officers tried to take him into custody, police said, Brooks fought them. In a news release, Metro said the 40-year-old "at one point attempted to secure one of the officers' weapons."

This arrest is not Brooks’ first brush with the law in 2013.

Sunday's arrest is Brooks' latest clash with authorities. On Jan. 19, he was arrested with a loaded gun after reportedly making threats to Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

A week later, he was detained for psychiatric evaluation after police were called to a disturbance at his grandmother’s house.

Assembly leaders have planned to investigate whether Brooks is fit for duty, a move that could oust the assemblyman from the Legislature.