Assemblyman Steven Brooks, a Democrat from North Las Vegas, was arrested Sunday for allegedly attacking a family member and then resisting police, the Las Vegas Sun reports. The latest in a string of run-ins with the law, Assembly leaders are planning an investigation into whether he is fit for duty.
Brooks resisted officers who were called to his home on Sunday:
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.”
Police arrested the Las Vegas resident on counts of obstructing police and domestic battery.
This is the second time Brooks has been arrested this year.
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.