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Steven Brooks banned from Legislature pending investigation

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Steven Brooks' mugshot from his second arrest in 2013. (LVMPD) Steven Brooks' mugshot from his second arrest in 2013. (LVMPD)

The legislative committee investigating him has banned Assemblyman Steven Brooks from the legislative building.

Brooks cannot enter the legislative building in Carson City while the investigation is in progress. Brooks was placed on administrative leave and will be paid.

The bipartisan committee will take into account Brooks' behavior in recent weeks and make a recommendation to the full Legislature. This could be expulsion or a recommendation to take no action at all.

Meanwhile, Brooks is out of jail after being arrested for the second time this year early Sunday morning.

Metro officers responded to the 6000 block of Turtle River Avenue in the northeast end of the Las Vegas valley to investigate reports of domestic battery at about 12:15 a.m.

When officers arrived, they encountered Brooks in the driveway of the residence. Brooks seemed agitated and refused to obey officers' commands.

According to police, when officers attempted to take Brooks into custody, he fought with them and tried to take one of the officers' weapons.

The investigation determined that Brooks had physically attacked a family member and was arrested for battery and domestic violence.

He was also booked for obstructing a police officer.

This marks Brooks' second arrest in a month. On Jan. 19, the lawmaker was arrested for alleged threats made toward Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

Brooks announced Thursday he would take a leave of absence for three weeks to resolve a health matter.

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