CITY OF NORTH LAS VEGAS
FROM THE OFFICE OF THE CHIEF OF POLICE, Joseph Chronister
SENDER: Officer Chrissie Coon, PIO
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: 01/20/13
SUBJECT: Nevada Assemblyman Arrested for Intimidating a Public Officer
North Las Vegas, NV - On January 19, 2013 at about 3:45 p.m. officers responded to a home in the northwestern part of North Las Vegas in reference to a report of threats to an elected public official. It was reported that Assemblyman Steven Brooks (40) of North Las Vegas made threats to harm a fellow State representative.
During the course of the preliminary investigation, Officers received corroborating witness statements supporting the victim's report and began a search for Brooks. At about 5:30 p.m., Brooks was seen driving in the area of Carey Avenue and Mt. Hood Street, where he was taken into custody without incident during a traffic stop. Brooks was transported to the Las Vegas City Jail and booked on one count of intimidating a public officer by threat of physical violence (NRS 199.300).
A booking photo is attached.
This is an ongoing investigation and no further details are available at this time.
For further information, contact:
Public Information Office
North Las Vegas Police Department
1301 East Lake Mead Blvd
North Las Vegas. NV 89030