Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks has been indicted on a felony firearms charge stemming from an arrest in January in North Las Vegas that began a spiral leading to his expulsion from the Legislature.
Mental health became a focus of the Nevada Legislature in a very personal way this session because of expelled Assemblyman Steven Brooks’ public difficulties.
When James began hearing voices, the unseen others would simply call his name. Then they began to feed his fears. James, now 19, thought people were following him to his Las Vegas high school. To avoid detection, he began leaving his house as early as 5:30 a.m.
The Review-Journal takes an in-depth look at Nevada’s broken system for helping those who have a mental illness and a new approach that could help ease the crisis.
Ousted Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks pleaded not guilty Tuesday in San Bernardino County Superior Court in California to three felony charges and one misdemeanor in connection with a freeway chase Thursday night.