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Attorney calls felony charge against Brooks excessive; hearing set for May 7

The lawyer representing an embattled state lawmaker facing a felony charge that he attacked a Las Vegas police officer and grabbed for his gun is calling the criminal case against his client “excessive.”Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks didn’t personally appear for a brief court hearing Friday, when Justice of the Peace Melanie Andress-Tobiasson scheduled a May 7 evidentiary hearing on felony resisting a police officer with a weapon and three lesser charges stemming from the Feb. 10 incident.Defense attorney Mitchell Posin, who has said Brooks will plead not guilty and fight the charges, said outside court that prosecutors are overreaching in …

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