A witness who saw the altercation at Revel claimed that Rice hit Palmer “like he punched a guy, knocked down and dragged her out of the elevator by his feet” before security arrived.
The witness characterized the dispute as more than a “minor incident.”The Atlantic City Police Department provided a report regarding the incident. Rice and his fiancée, Janay Palmer, were each booked for simple assault. The witness characterized the dispute as more than a “minor incident.”
On Saturday February 15, 2014 at 2:51am Atlantic City Police responded to Revel Casino for a domestic dispute. Uniformed Officer Cuong Sam and Officer Bryon Hargis met Revel Security at the porte-cochere and were escorted to both parties involved in the incident. The male and female involved were identified as Raymell Rice and Janay A. Palmer. After reviewing surveillance footage it appeared both parties were involved in a physical altercation. The complaint summons indicates that both Rich [sic] and Palmer struck each other with their hands. The responding officer signed a simple assault complaint against both Rice and Palmer.
Both Ms. Palmer and Mr. Rice refused any medical attention as no injuries were reported by either party. The couple were transported to the Atlantic City Police Department holding facility and charged with Simple Assault-Domestic Violence. They were both released on a summons to appear in court.