Daughter of No. 2 House Democrat arrested during clash with Boston cops


House Democratic Whip Katherine Clark’s daughter, Riley Dowell has been charged with assault after an altercation with a police officer who was trying to arrest her for allegedly spray painting anti-cop messages on the Boston Common bandstand.

The 23-year-old woman was identified in a police press release Sunday under the name Jared, which Clark’s office identified as her former name, was spotted defacing the bandstand with ‘NO COP CITY’ and ‘ACAB’ — ‘all cops are bastards’ — during a protest Saturday night.

Police allegedly witnessed Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell spray painting ‘All Cops Are Bastards’ and ‘NO COP CITY’ on a Parkman Bandstand Monument on the eastern side of the Boston Common on Saturday around 9.30pm

While she was being arrested, police said roughly 20 protesters began to surround officers, yelling profanities and disrupting traffic, Politico confirmed.

During that time, an officer was ‘hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth.’

Clark, the second-ranking House Democrat, acknowledged the incident in a tweet Sunday that quickly went viral.

Katherine Clark’s daughter Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell was arrested at an Antifa protests on Saturday night. Pictured: Clark and Dowell in 2016

‘Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts. I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting,’ Clark wrote.

‘This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.’

Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on charges of assault with a dangerous weapon, destruction or injury of personal property and damage of property by graffiti or tagging.

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