LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been arrested again. According to jail records, the 47-year-old faces charges of disorderly conduct, assault against a protected person, and two charges of intimidation of a public officer.
An arrest report released Tuesday said on April 28, police were called to Green Valley Grocery located in the 7100 block of E. Lake Mead Boulevard because Brooks was in an altercation with a man and a woman. When Metro Police arrived at the scene, Brooks told them the man and woman attacked him, but after investigating, officers discovered Brooks had instigated the fight and caused damage to the store.
The report said as officers questioned him about what happened, Brooks grew more and more agitated. He then allegedly started making comments about hurting people, so he was placed in handcuffs as officers looked at surveillance video to figure out what occurred.
Brooks was cited for disorderly conduct, but he refused to sign the citation, so the officer told him that he would be booked into the Clark County Detention Center. The report said Brooks told the officers that he was an Assemblyman and that it was against the law to arrest a politician and that they would lose their job.
Brooks proceeded to tell one of the officers that he was going to find him through public records and that he was “f*%ked.” He then proceeded to say that he was going to go to the officer’s home and “f*%k” his wife and his daughter.
Brooks also told the officer that he had a gun and would be out of jail by April 28 and that he would come looking for him, the report said.
The officer said that Brooks told him that he would put a “green light” on officers. According to the report, the term green light means to kill or harm police or have someone else do it.
At one point Brooks also tried to spit on the officer, the report said. Brooks was booked into the Clark County Detention Center. His bail is $8,000.
Brooks was first arrested in Feb. 2013 for a domestic dispute with his estranged wife. He was charged with resisting a public officer with use of a firearm which is a felony charge. Brooks was also charged with assault on an officer, battery constituting domestic violence, and obstructing a police officer.
In March 2013, the Nevada Assembly voted to oust the embattled Democrat. It was the first-ever legislative expulsion in the state’s history.
Brooks was accused of making threats against then speaker, Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Lawmakers said they no longer felt safe with Brooks in the building.
The night of his expulsion, Brooks went on a high speed chase with California Highway Patrol troopers, before getting in a fight with officers and hitting a police dog.
Brooks served 17 months in jail for the California charges.
In 2015 he was given probation on the arrests from 2013 and ordered to undergo mental health counseling as part of a plea deal.