We don’t seem to blink when folks in Hollywood have meltdowns and end up in the news and in trouble with the law, but now more and more local celebs and/or politicians are taking over the limelight.
Steven Brooks, 41, will unfortunately go down in infamy as the first lawmaker to be ousted from the Nevada State Legislature. Apparently, Brooks personal life was unraveling before his colleagues’ eyes and they were starting to get worried for not just their safety, but his as well. The vote to relieve him of his position as Assemblyman, was granted by a 6-1 vote. Only one of his colleagues believed that they should’ve suspended him.
According to the Los Angeles Times, Brooks has had several run-ins with the law over the last couple of months, including threatening Nevada Assembly Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, (D-North Las Vegas). He was also involved in a tussle with police at his estranged wife’s home when they responded to a “domestic battery” call. He attempted to grab one of the officer’s gun during the arrest.
But the worst offense came after he was ousted from the state legislature building. He took police on a high-speed chase and wasn’t stopped until they spiked his tires. He was taken from his car by police and the arrest was caught on amateur video. One of the cops is seen repeatedly punching him, but Brooks isn’t visibly resisting arrest.
According to the ABC report:
“Since January, Brooks has been arrested twice, involuntarily hospitalized for a psychiatric evaluation, fired from his full-time job and denied a gun purchase. He was put on leave and banished from the building Feb. 11.”
Read more here and watch the arrest below.