Troubled Nevada Lawmaker Loses Vegas City Job

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LAS VEGAS (AP) - An embattled Nevada state lawmaker who is fighting to keep his seat in the Legislature amid criminal and personal issues has been fired from his city of Las Vegas job.

City spokesman David Riggleman said Monday that Democratic Assemblyman Steven Brooks' dismissal became effective Thursday.

Riggleman says he can't say more because of personnel confidentiality rules.

Brooks' lawyer, Mitchell Posin, calls the firing "unfortunate" and says he'll meet with Brooks before deciding whether to challenge it.

Brooks was a Parks, Recreation and Neighborhood Services management analyst for almost six years.

He was suspended in without pay in January following his arrest in a car with a gun by police investigating a report that he wanted to harm Democratic state party leader Marilyn Kirkpatrick.