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Nevada Democrat accused of threatening fellow lawmaker

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By The Los Angeles Times
Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013, 8:10 p.m.
 

A Democratic Nevada lawmaker has been arrested on suspicion of threatening to hurt another state representative, North Las Vegas police said.

Steven Brooks, 40, who represents northern Las Vegas in the state Legislature, was charged with intimidating a public officer with physical force. According to the city jail's website, Brooks was charged with a state statute that indicates the threat was “immediate,” making the charge a felony.

Bail was set at $100,000. Police would not say whether Brooks had a weapon with him.

Democratic sources told the Las Vegas Sun that he had threatened the state Legislature's Democratic speaker-elect, Marilyn Kirkpatrick.

North Las Vegas police started searching for Brooks on Saturday afternoon after receiving a report of the threat that was corroborated by other witnesses, police said in a statement.

 

 
 


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