Councilor arrested at burglary scene

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A City-County councilor was arrested Sunday after Indianapolis police said he interfered with a burglary investigation. Joseph Simpson, 61, a first-term Democrat who represents District 9, was preliminarily charged with resisting law enforcement, interfering with law enforcement, and disorderly conduct. The incident happened in the 4500 block of Guilford Avenue at about 6 p.m. Police said Simpson approached officers as they tried to secure a crime scene. The officers said they asked Simpson multiple times to leave, but he refused and eventually became belligerent.

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