Congresswoman Katherine Clark’s daughter is accused of assaulting a Boston police officer who was trying to arrest her after she allegedly defaced the Boston Common bandstand Saturday night, according to police.
Before the arrest, 23-year-old Jared “Riley” Dowell from Melrose had been seen defacing the Boston Common monument with spray paint. The tagging read “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB” (All Cops Are Ba******).
“Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts,” Clark tweeted. “I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting.
“This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process,” the Democratic Whip added.
When police officers tried to arrest Dowell, a group of about 20 protesters began to surround the officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the street, causing traffic to come to a standstill.
Then during the chaotic scene, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth, police said.
Dowell was placed under arrest and charged with: assault by means of a dangerous weapon, destruction or injury of personal property, and damage of property by graffiti/tagging.
Dowell is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.
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Also, about an hour later at 10:27 p.m., officers made a second arrest at the Parkman Bandstand Monument of Andrea Colletti, 27, of Brighton.
After attempting to flee on foot, she was apprehended. A brief struggle ensued, and Colletti was placed under arrest and charged with: damage of property by graffiti/tagging, destruction or injury of personal property, and resisting arrest.
Colletti is expected to be arraigned in Boston Municipal Court.