Police: Brooks went for officer's weapon during arrest
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Assemblyman Steven Brooks' booking photo from his second arrest on Feb. 10. (LVMPD)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -
Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks was arrested for the second time in less than a month early Sunday morning. Brooks is accused of battery, domestic violence and obstructing a police officer.
The latest arrest happened at a home on the 6000 block of Turtle River, which belongs to Brooks' wife, according to his attorney, Mitchell Posin.
Police were at the home just after midnight on Sunday, investigating reports of a domestic battery. They say they found an agitated Brooks in the driveway, refusing to cooperate with officers.
Metro says officers tried taking Brooks into custody, but he fought them. At one point, police say Brooks attempted to secure one officer's weapon.
Neighbor Angela Bailey heard all the commotion as she was watching a movie in her bedroom. She says she watched the assemblyman struggling with officers, with his wife standing nearby.
"It was a lot of noise, and a lot of cops, and a lot of action, especially for a politician. It was too much," said Bailey.
Posin says he hasn't talked to his client in a couple days and, therefore, doesn't know the details of Sunday's arrest.
After speaking with one of Brooks' family members, Posin told FOX5 there is more to this story than what police have released.
"He's got medical problems...he's got family problems and all at the same time, he's trying to do his job at the legislature, and that's a lot for him to handle," Posin said.
Brooks was arrested on Jan. 19 in North Las Vegas, accused of threatening to hurt Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick. A special committee with the state assembly is deciding if he will continue to serve.
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