The video is disturbing, if not shocking. Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is thrown to the ground, and a police officer jumps on him. The officer winds up for three powerful punches, although it’s unclear whether he strikes Brooks.
Nevada lawmakers questioned Corrections Department Director Greg Cox on Wednesday about the need to build a new $700,000 execution chamber at Ely State Prison.
CARSON CITY — The man who killed four people in a IHOP restaurant in 2011 was a “paranoid schizophrenic” and “gun nut” who wrote a high school paper on gun safety, Carson City Sheriff Kenny Furlong told legislators Friday.
The mothers of two murdered college students and the father of rescued kidnap victim Elizabeth Smart testified Thursday that hundreds of lives would be saved and falsely convicted inmates would be exonerated if the Nevada Legislature approves a bill to require anyone arrested for a felony crime to give a DNA cheek swab to police.
A judge scheduled a May 7 evidentiary hearing on criminal allegations that an embattled state lawmaker attacked a police officer during a domestic dispute last month.
CARSON CITY — The attorney for embattled Assemblyman Steven Brooks on Monday filed a writ with the Nevada Supreme Court asking that the troubled lawmaker be allowed to serve in the Legislature.
CARSON CITY — Assemblyman Steven Brooks might soon suffer the ultimate political loss if he is found unfit for office by his peers, but he isn’t the only victim of his own recent erratic behavior.
Nevada Chief Justice Kristina Pickering told state legislators Friday that budget cuts imposed on the courts nationally and in the state are causing economic losses as businesses and citizens face delays in resolving disputes.