Award of Excellence
The Commercial Appeal
At 9:35pm. Union Precinct officer Carlos Castillo, middle, shines a light on the injuries of Tameela Palmer, 20, left, after a Simple Assault/ Domestic Violence dispute with suspect Ramelle Martin (not pictured) on Alabama near Jones Saturday night. Martin who was romantically involved with Palmer became verbally abusive at a corner market and began slapping, hitting, and dragged Palmer by the hair as the confrontation continued down Alabama. Arrest officers observed bumps and burses on Palmer and notice Martin's hands were bloody, as he denied the charges.