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Clark County DA confident about case against Brooks

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Updated: 3/05/2013 10:03 am
CARSON CITY (KSNV MyNews3) -- Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson is charging Assemblyman Steven Brooks with four crimes, including a felony, after a fight between Brooks and his estranged wife last month in Las Vegas.

Brooks faces a felony charge of resisting an officer with a firearm, and three misdemeanors: assault on an officer, obstruction and battery constituting domestic violence.

Brooks' attorney says the fight that led to his Feb. 10 arrest was exaggerated, but Wolfson says he has a solid case.

The criminal complaint says brooks was "struggling" with officers, then grabbed an officer's belt to reach for his gun, saying, "I've got your gun!"

Assembly Majority Leader William Horne is in charge of a committee that will determine if brooks can keep his job as an assemblyman.

The committee's job is not to consider these charges or brooks’ two recent arrests but rather his behavior.

It's fine print that Horne understands is confusing, but he says if the committee recommends to expel brooks, it needs to be done right.

Lawmakers could expel one of their one, but Horne said he hopes brooks gets the help he needs before his committee is forced to take action.


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