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State representative’s daughter pleads not guilty after being arrested for spray painting in Boston, assaulting an officer

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Katherine Clark’s daughter Jared ‘Riley’ Dowell (pictured in 2016) was arrested at an Antifa protest on Saturday night. Source: Facebook/Twitter


Grace Zokovitch

Boston Herald

The daughter of state Rep. Katherine Clark pleaded not guilty this morning in Boston Municipal Court to multiple charges including assaulting a police officer at a protest against police over the weekend.

Riley Dowell, 23 — referred to as Jared Dowell in court documents — is facing charges of assaulting a police officer, tagging property, vandalism of a historical marker and resisting arrest.

She was ordered to stay away from the Boston Common and was released on $500 bail which was posted previous to Monday’s arraignment.

Dowell was seen spray painting the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common with messages including “NO COP CITY” and “ACAB” with a group of around 20 protestors Saturday night.

A chaotic scene erupted when police tried to arrest Dowell. During the commotion, Dowell “flailed, striking an officer in the face,” prosecutors said at Monday’s arraignment.

The officer was seen “bleeding from his nose and mouth” after the altercation, according to Dowell’s arrest report, and was transported to the hospital.

Dowell was arrested Saturday with a second protestor, Andrea Colletti, 27, of Brighton. Colletti was also arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of tagging property, vandalizing a historic marker and resisting arrest.

At the arraignment, Dowell’s attorney Chris Dearborn also asked that some personal information be redacted in light of “extremist” online commentary and “veiled threats.”

Dowell will return for a pre-trial hearing April 19.

This is a developing story … 

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