Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA) said in a statement Sunday evening that her son was arrested over the weekend during a far-left riot against police officers.
The Boston Police Department said that the incident happened at approximately 9:30 PM, on Saturday, January 21, 2021, while officers were responding to a call over a “protest” at the Parkman Bandstand Monument.
“Upon arrival officers observed an individual defacing the monument with spray paint,” police said. “The tagging read ‘NO COP CITY’ and ‘ACAB’. The suspect was later identified as Jared Dowell, 23, of Melrose.”
“During the arrest of Jared Dowell, a group of about 20 protesters began to surround officers while screaming profanities though megaphones on the public street causing traffic to come to a standstill,” police added. “While interfering with the arrest of Jared Dowell, an officer was hit in the face and could be seen bleeding from the nose and mouth.”
Police said that Jared 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.
Clark released a statement saying that Jared Dowell, who she says is now her “daughter” Riley Dowell, was the person arrested.
“Last night, my daughter was arrested in Boston, Massachusetts,” Clark, who is the Democratic Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, 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.”
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.
— Katherine Clark (@RepKClark) January 22, 2023