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Police: Lawmaker Brooks swung at officer in scuffle

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Steven Brooks could face expulsion from the Nevada Assembly as a result of a special investigation. (LVMPD) Steven Brooks could face expulsion from the Nevada Assembly as a result of a special investigation. (LVMPD)
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A physical confrontation with his wife followed by a scuffle with officers all led to embattled Nevada lawmaker Steven Brooks' second arrest in a month.

Las Vegas Metro police released the domestic battery report describing the events of Brooks' arrest on Sunday in a neighborhood where his wife Ada Brooks lives.

According to the report, officers were called to the 6000 block of Turtle River Avenue in northeast Las Vegas on a domestic violence call. When officers arrived, the report said, Brooks was standing in a driveway wearing a sweater.

"Oh, good. I was about to call you guys," the report stated Brooks as saying when police arrived.

As officers approached Brooks, the report said, the assemblyman had his hands in his sweater pocket. One of the officers instructed Brooks to keep his hands out of his pockets, to which the lawmaker refused, according to the report.

After pulling his hands out for a moment, he put them back in and continually refused the officer's requests to keep them out, the report said.

From there, the report states, Brooks jerked his body away from an officer who was attempting to pat him down and tried to swing his right fist toward the officer's face. The report said Brooks missed the officer by inches.

After another missed swing, Brooks was grabbed by the forearm and taken to the ground by the officer, resulting in both men being taken down. The report states the lawmaker was mounted on top of the officer, prompting the other officer to get a hold of Brooks.

"Stop resisting!" the report states one of the officers.

"I've got your gun," police stated Brooks saying in reply.

Police were eventually able to restrained Brooks and place him in handcuffs, the report said. All the while, police said, in the report, that Brooks was yelling expletives at the officers.

"Do you know who the [expletive] I am?! I am an assemblyman!" the reported stated Brooks as shouting.

Brooks, after being checked by medical personnel at the scene for a small cut on the nose, was transported to Clark County Detention Center.

Following the incident, police interviewed the lawmaker's wife, Ada Brooks, who told officers Steven came to her house to pick up a "TV and other stuff".

In the report, Ada Brooks said she was ordered to make coffee for her husband and, as they both entered the kitchen, he yelled at her, accusing her of having multiple affairs. He then grabbed her by the hair near both ears, police stated in the report.

The report also states Steven Brooks would loosen his grip on Ada to kiss her, only to get a hold of her again.

Ada sustained a cut on her bottom lip during the incident, police said in the report.

The report said after the two had sex, to which he asked and she obliged out of fear, Ada Stevens ran out of the residence and to a neighbor's home where she called police.

Police end the report stating Steven Brooks' profanity-filled yells as he was being taken away.

"Babe, [expletive] these [expletive]! Don't let them in the house! It was a misunderstanding! I'll get you for this, you [expletive] bitch!"

Brooks was charged for domestic violence battery and obstructing a police officer.

The arrest of the North Las Vegas lawmaker follows a series of events that have placed the Democrat in a negative light.

On Jan. 19, he was arrested for making physical threats at Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

In the week following, he no-showed a scheduled news conference to address the charges, appeared shirtless on the front cover of the Las Vegas Review-Journal and was admitted to the hospital for a mental evaluation.

On the first week of the Nevada legislative session, Brooks refused to agree to a 180-day leave of absence from the Assembly but later announced taking leave for three weeks for a medical procedure.

During that time, the Assembly Democratic Caucus threw Brooks out.

A special Assembly committee was also formed that would investigate Brooks and recommend whether he's fit to serve. One of the recommendations the committee could give to the full Assembly is expulsion.

An initial hearing tied to Brooks' latest arrest was scheduled in Las Vegas Justice Court on Tuesday.

Stay tuned to FOX5 for the latest on this developing story.

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