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I-Team: Assemblyman Says He'll 'Shoot Back' At Police
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File: Assemblyman Steven Brooks after his first arrest in January on a charge that he threatened to harm the Assembly speaker.

LAS VEGAS -- Interviewing Assemblyman Steven Brooks is like capturing a brief moment in time, his answers appearing to change every time one speaks with him.

Brooks faces criminal threat and battery charges, undergoes medical and mental treatment and may be expelled from public office.

The I-Team approached Brooks' apartment for the second time in two weeks, trying to get answers from the Nevada lawmaker.

Brooks, who bailed out of jail, is now accused of beating his wife.

According to Metro Police, Brooks wrestled with them during the arrest, swinging punches and reaching for an officer's gun.

Brooks' wife claims he entered her house and violently demanded sex and coffee before planning to return Sunday to the Legislature in Carson City, Nev.

Brooks: "Me and my wife are going to be divorced. I'm beat up."

The I-Team left Brooks' apartment after his request to do so.

Brooks then shouted to the departing I-Team from his apartment, saying twice, "If the cops beat me up again, I'll shoot back."

The assemblyman then invited the I-Team back into his apartment.

"This whole situation has taken a toll on my marriage," Brooks said. "Now I can't go back home because the police came there yesterday, to my home on Turtle River and beat the s**t out of me. Hold on, I'll show you my face."

Brooks insisted the camera remain outside while he showed the reporter what he called injuries from police custody.

No injuries were apparent.

"Now, they're going to tell you that I beat up two policemen, and I did," Brooks said. "But I did it in self-defense. And you got to believe me."

Brooks added he would move to Hawaii as a multi-millionaire after lawsuits he would not elaborate on.

He asked the reporter, "Am I sane?"

"You tell me," the reporter responded.

To which Brooks responded, "Alright. See you later. Goodbye."

The reporter left, but not before trying to ask one last question: "When you say you are going to shoot back at the cops."

"No," Brooks said. "I said the cops wanted to shoot me. They choked me. They beat me up. That's what I said and don't get it wrong. Have a good day. There's your story.

"And I'm not acting bizarre," he said as he slammed the door.

An Assembly select committee is expected to start Monday night to debate expelling Brooks from office.

Days ago, Brooks announced he has plans for a new law - one close to his personal experience: Bill draft request No. 939 changes laws concerning emergency admissions to mental health facilities.

File: Brooks at his apartment in January.
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