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Speaker says Assemblyman Steven Brooks to take medical leave

Assemblyman Steven Brooks, who has been the center of several bizarre incidents in the past couple of months, will take a medical leave after being sworn in Monday.

"He has some medical issues he needs to get wrapped up," said Speaker Marilyn Kirkpatrick, D-North Las Vegas.

Brooks was arrested after allegedly threatening violence against Kirkpatrick. That was followed by several other incidents including being placed on a 72 hour hold for psychiatric evaluation after an incident at his grandmother's home involving a sword.

Kirkpatrick said she doesn't know how long Brooks will be out during the legislative session: "It could …

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