On May 9, a murder took place in an upscale home in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina. Brittany Simpson, 31, shot and killed her father, apparently because he had taken steps to evict her.
Police reports show that officers had been called to the home nearly three dozen times over the past 10 years. Father and daughter had fought, and there had also been a drug arrest when Simpson – naked in a car – was tossing neighbors’ mail into their yards.
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Police officers who are new to law enforcement sometimes wonder why all the paperwork is necessary. The Brittany Simpson case is a useful reminder about two important points:
- Police reports can reveal a pattern that becomes more meaningful as time goes by.
- Apparently routine police reports can become part of a major news story later on.