Brooks set to appear on mental health court issue
Former Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is back in a CA court today.Photo: Video by ktnv.com
LAS VEGAS (AP) -- Ex-Nevada Assemblyman Steven Brooks is expected in a California court as part of a bid to enroll him in a mental health diversion program.
Brooks is scheduled to appear in a Victorville, Calif. courtroom Friday on charges stemming from a car chase and a police confrontation in March.
His lawyer asked earlier this week that Brooks be placed in the program, which diverts people into treatment and holds them accountable along the way. A judge could rule on his eligibility Friday.
Brooks has pleaded not guilty to resisting an officer, felony evading and assault on a police animal charges filed after his March 28 arrest in Victorville.
The arrest was his third in a matter of months, and followed bizarre behavior that prompted lawmakers to expel him from the Assembly.