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Embattled Brooks no longer employed by city of Las Vegas


Sam Morris / Las Vegas Sun

Assemblyman Steven Brooks takes part in an Assembly session during the third day of the 2013 legislative session Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013 in Carson City.

Former Assemblyman Steven Brooks

Former Assemblyman Steven Brooks

Embattled Assemblyman Steve Brooks is no longer employed by the city of Las Vegas.

City spokesman Jace Radke, in an email early Monday afternoon, confirmed the news.

“In keeping with standard practice regarding personnel matters, the city is unable to elaborate further on his separation from the organization,” Radke wrote.

Brooks, D-North Las Vegas, has been arrested twice, involuntarily detained for a psychiatric evaluation, banished from the Democratic caucus at the Legislature and is the subject of possible expulsion hearings.

The troubles began Jan. 19 when Brooks was arrested for allegedly threatening Democratic Speaker-elect Marilyn Kirkpatrick. Then, he was arrested Feb. 10 after Metro Police investigated a report that he allegedly attacked his wife. When officers arrived, Brooks resisted arrest and attempted to assault the officers, the criminal complaint against Brooks said.

At the time of his separation from the city, he had worked as a management analyst with the city of Las Vegas for the Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services Department. His gross wage for 2011, when he also served for four months in the Legislature, was $32,873, according to Brooks previously had served as an assistant for Las Vegas City Councilman Ricki Barlow.

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