Daughter Of Rep. Katherine Clark Arrested In Police Graffiti Incident

Some of the painting left in Boston Common after police arrested Rep. Katherine Clark's daughter there of the weekend.Photo: James Rojas/ WBZ NewsRadio

BOSTON (WBZ NewsRadio) — House Minority Whip Katherine Clark says her daughter was arrested over the weekend and arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday.

Boston Police said they found Riley Dowell, 23 of Melrose, spray-painting a bandstand in the Boston Common at about 9:30 on Saturday night. Police say Dowell tagged the bandstand with graffiti that said things like “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB."

A group of about 20 people circled around officers as Dowell was being arrested, and allegedly started cursing through megaphones. During the arrest, police say an officer was hit in the face and started bleeding.

According to officials, it was Dowell who hit the officer at some point during the arrest. Dowell is being charged with assault with a deadly weapon, destruction of property, and damage of property by graffiti/tagging.

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Rep. Clark responded to the arrested with a statement, saying in part, "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."

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