THE SIMPSON MURDER CASE : Nicole Simpson’s 911 Calls

<i> From Associated Press</i>

Following are partial transcripts of two 911 calls Nicole Brown Simpson made to police on Oct. 25, 1993, from her townhouse:

Nicole: Can you send someone to my house?

Dispatcher: What’s the emergency?

Nicole: My ex-husband has just broken into my house and he’s ranting and raving outside in the front yard.

Dispatcher: Has he been drinking or anything?

Nicole: No. But he’s crazy.

Dispatcher: Did he hit you?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: Do you have a restraining order against him?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: What is your name?

Nicole: Nicole Simpson.


Dispatcher puts out domestic violence call for any patrol car to respond to the address at Gretna Green Way. About 50 seconds later, Nicole Simpson called back:

Nicole: Could you get somebody over here now, to . . . Gretna Green. He’s back. Please.

Dispatcher: What does he look like?

Nicole: He’s O.J. Simpson. I think you know his record. Could you just send somebody over here?


Dispatcher: What is he doing there?

Nicole: He just drove up again. (She begins to cry.) Could you just send somebody over?

Dispatcher: What is he driving?

Nicole: He’s in a white Bronco, but first of all he broke the back door down to get in.

Dispatcher: Wait a minute, what’s your name?

Nicole: Nicole Simpson.

Dispatcher: OK, is he the sportscaster or whatever?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Wait a minute, we’re sending police. What is he doing? Is he threatening you?

Nicole: He’s f------ going nuts (sobs) .

Dispatcher: Has he threatened you or is he just harassing you?

Nicole: You’re going to hear him in a minute. He’s about to come in again.

Dispatcher: OK, just stay on the line.

Nicole: I don’t want to stay on the line. He’s going to beat the s--- out of me.

Dispatcher: Wait a minute, just stay on the line so we can know what’s going on until the police get there, OK? OK, Nicole?

Nicole: Uh-huh.

Dispatcher: Just a moment. Does he have any weapons?

Nicole: I don’t know. He went home. Now he’s back. The kids are up there sleeping and I don’t want anything to happen.

Dispatcher: OK, just a minute. Is he on drugs or anything?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: Just stay on the line. In case he comes in I need to hear what’s going on.

Nicole: Can you hear him outside?

Dispatcher: Is he yelling?

Nicole: Yep.

Dispatcher: OK. Has he been drinking?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: OK. (Speaking over radio to police units . ) All units: More on the domestic violence at . . . South Gretna Green Way, the suspect has returned in a white Bronco. Monitor comments. Incident 48231.

Dispatcher: OK, Nicole?

Nicole: Uh-huh.

Dispatcher: Is he outdoors?

Nicole: Uh-huh, he’s in the back yard.

Dispatcher: He’s in the back yard?

Nicole: Screaming at my roommate about me and at me.

Dispatcher: OK. What is he saying?

Nicole: Oh, something about some guy I know and hookers and keys and I started this s-- before and. . . .

Dispatcher: Um-hum.

Nicole: And it’s all my fault and ‘Now what am I going to do,’ ‘Get the police in this’ and the whole thing. It’s all my fault, I started this before. (sigh) brother. (inaudible) kids (inaudible).

Dispatcher: OK, has he hit you today or. . . .

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: OK, you don’t need any paramedics or anything.

Nicole: Uh-uh.

Dispatcher: OK, you just want him to leave?

Nicole: My door. He broke the whole back door in.

Dispatcher: And then he left and he came back?

Nicole: He came and he practically knocked my upstairs door down but he pounded it and he screamed and hollered and I tried to get him out of the bedroom because the kids are sleeping in there.

Dispatcher: Um-hum. OK.

Nicole: He wanted somebody’s phone number and I gave him my phone book or I put my phone book down to write down, the phone number that he wanted and he took my phone book with all my stuff in it.

Dispatcher: OK. So basically you guys have just been arguing?


(Simpson continues yelling unintelligibly.)

Dispatcher: Is he inside right now?

Nicole: Yeah.


(O.J. still yelling.)

Dispatcher: OK, just a moment.


(More unintelligible yelling by O.J. Simpson.)

Dispatcher: Is he talking to you?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Are you locked in a room or something?

Nicole: No. He can come right in. I’m not going where the kids are because the kids. . . .

Dispatcher: Do you think he’s going to hit you?

Nicole: I don’t know.

Dispatcher: Stay on the line. Don’t hang it up, OK?

Nicole: OK.

Dispatcher: What is he saying?

Nicole: What?

Dispatcher: What is he saying?

Nicole: What else.


(Sound of police radio traffic.)

Nicole: O.J., O.J., the kids are sleeping.


(More yelling.)

Dispatcher: He’s still yelling at you?


(Sound of yelling, Nicole sobbing into telephone.)

Dispatcher: Is he upset with something that you did?

Nicole: (Sobs) A long time ago. It always comes back.

Dispatcher: Is your roommate talking to him?

Nicole: No one can talk, listen to him.

Dispatcher: Does he have any weapons with him right now?

Nicole: No, uh-uh.

Dispatcher: OK. Where is he standing?

Nicole: In the back doorway, in the house.

Dispatcher: OK.

O.J.: . . . I don’t give a s-- anymore (expletive deleted). . . .”

Nicole: Would you just please, O.J., O.J., O.J., O.J., could you please (inaudible) Please leave.

O.J.: . . . I’m not leaving. . . .

Nicole: Please leave. O.J. Please, the kids, the kids are sleeping, please.

Dispatcher: Is he leaving?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: Does he know you’re on the phone with police?

Nicole: No.

Dispatcher: Where are the kids at right now?

Nicole: Up in my room.

Dispatcher: Can they hear him yelling?

Nicole: I don’t know. The room’s the only one that’s quiet. . . . God.

Dispatcher: Is there someone up there with the kids?

Nicole: No.


(Yelling continues in the background.)

Dispatcher: What is he saying now? Nicole, you still on the line?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Do you still think he’s going to hit you?

Nicole: I don’t know. He’s going to leave. He just said that. He just said he needs to leave.

O.J.: . . . Hey! I can read this b---s--- all week in the National Enquirer. Her words exactly. What, who got that, who?

Dispatcher: Are you the only one in there with him?

Nicole: Right now, yeah. And he’s also talking to my, the guy who lives out back is just standing there. He came home.

Dispatcher: Are you arguing with him, too?

Nicole: No. Absolutely not.

Dispatcher: Oh, OK. OK.

Nicole: That’s not arguing.

Dispatcher: Yeah. Has this happened before or no?

Nicole: Many times.

Dispatcher: OK. The police should be on the way. It just seems like a long time because it’s kind of busy in that division right now.


(Yelling continues.)

Dispatcher, to police: Regarding Gretna Green Way, the suspect is still there and yelling very loudly.

Police officer on radio: 52 on Gretna Green.

Dispatcher: Is he still arguing?


(Knock at the door.)

Dispatcher: Was someone knocking on your door?

Nicole: It was him.

Dispatcher: He’s knocking on your door?

Nicole: There’s a locked bedroom and he’s wondering why.

Dispatcher: Oh. So he’s knocking on the locked door?

Nicole: Yeah. You know what O.J., that window above you is also open. Could you just go, please? Can I get off the phone?

Dispatcher: You want, you feel safe hanging up?

Nicole: (inaudible)

Dispatcher: You want to wait till the police get there?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Nicole?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: Is he still arguing with you?

Nicole: Um-hum. He’s moved a little (inaudible).

Dispatcher: But the kids are still asleep?

Nicole: Yes. They’re like rocks.

Dispatcher: What part of the house is he in right now?

Nicole: Downstairs.

Dispatcher: Downstairs?

Nicole: Yes.

Dispatcher: And you’re upstairs?

Nicole: No, I’m downstairs in the kitchen. . . .


(Yelling continues in background.)

Dispatcher: Can you see the police, Nicole?

Nicole: No, but I will go out there right now.

Dispatcher: OK, you want to go out there?

Nicole: Yeah.

Dispatcher: OK, hang up. OK.