Rep. Katherine Clark's daughter out on bail after allegedly assaulting Boston Police officer - CBS Boston

BOSTON  - The daughter of Massachusetts Rep. Katherine Clark become released on $500 money bail Monday and ordered to steer clear of Boston normal after she turned into charged with assaulting a Boston Police officer.

Clark, the house Democratic whip, observed in a tweet on Sunday that her daughter, 23-yr-old Riley Dowell, had been arrested. 

"My job will also be difficult, being a mom I feel is the hardest job any one can have and the top of the line job," Clark observed on Monday. "i like all my babies, together with Riley, dearly however this is a tricky time." 

Dowell become arraigned Monday in Boston Municipal courtroom.

Police noted officers replied to a file of graffiti on the Parkman Bandstand Monument on the average Saturday evening all over a protest. They discovered a person, recognized as Dowell, a resident of Melrose, allegedly defacing the monument with spray paint and anti-police phrases.

all through the arrest, "a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the general public highway causing traffic to return to a standstill," police pointed out, adding that "an officer was hit in the face and could be viewed bleeding from the nose and mouth."

Prosecutors noted Dowell flailed her fingers, excellent probably the most arresting officers. Police allegedly found a can of spray paint in Dowell's backpack and noticed paint on her palms and jacket. 

Dowell was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, vandalizing property, tagging property, vandalizing a historic marker/monument, and resisting arrest.

Her protection legal professional pointed out the 23-year-ancient is now experiencing threats. "there may be been some extremist commentary online that has all started to creep in as threats," he informed the judge. 

She's due lower back in court docket April 19 for a pre-trial hearing.  

A fatal police shooting earlier this month in nearby Cambridge sparked protests over use of force. A 20-yr-historical pupil at the school of Massachusetts Boston, Sayed Faisal, turned into shot and killed by using Cambridge police. He had advanced on officers with what police described as a kukri, a type of sword, and a much less-than-deadly "sponge round" had failed to stop him, police spoke of.

Clark has spoken publicly about the fears of her own nonbinary child amid bigotry concentrated on transgender people.

Clark is in her sixth time period in the condominium and represents the state's fifth Congressional District. 

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