Katherine Clark's daughter got arrested - Why - Cover

House Democrat and United States Representative Katherine Clark is in the headlines once more, but for all the wrong reasons. According to reports from major news outlets, Rep. Katherine Clark’s daughter was arrested, but why? We’ve got you covered on the latest news in U.S. politics. Stay with us!

Why did Katherine Clark’s daughter get arrested?

According to Boston reports, Katherine Clark’s daughter was arrested based on different charges. These charges include assault and battery on a police officer and resisting arrest. But what happened? What prompted this interaction between the U.S. Rep’s daughter and officers from Boston PD?

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  • Katherine Clark’s daughter is named Riley Dowell. She was recently arraigned in Boston Municipal Court after police officers took her in. The reports include the charges pressed against her, and they are as follows:
    • Assault and battery on a police officer
    • Vandalizing property
    • Tagging property
    • Vandalizing a historic marker/monument
    • Resisting arrest
  • Everything happened over the weekend, according to the reports. What prompted Boston PD to arrest Dowell was when she was vandalizing a bandstand in Boston. Her vandalism expresses dislike and hostility towards the police force in general.
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  • Although she would have been originally charged with just vandalizing the property, Dowell fought back when police tried to detain her. As she was being arrested, she started flailing her arms around. While doing so, Dowell ended up striking a police officer. Thus, they charged her with assault.

What does the House Democrat whip have to say about this?

Following her schedule at the court, Riley Dowell pleaded not guilty to the charges. She posted a $500 USD bail and was released after getting arrested on Saturday. There will still be a court hearing scheduled for Dowell on April 19.

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As for Katherine Clark, it was surprising to hear her speak up about what happened. House Democrat whip took to Twitter to share her thoughts on her daughter’s arrest. She did not shy away from acknowledging what had happened and also did not diminish the situation.

Her tweet reads:

“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. 

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

In one of her public appearances following the incident, Clark stayed true and firm to her stance on the issue. “If we are talking about the importance of police in our communities, it has been my work and my position and priority that every single person in every single zip code has . . . the assumption of safety in their communities,” Clark told Boston.com.

She further expressed her support for law enforcement, going on to tell Boston.com that it “is the work that I’ve done. And police are critical partners in that work going forward.” Clark said, referring to her efforts in politics to strengthen public safety and trust in police.

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