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Democratic House whip’s daughter arraigned on assault charge


BOSTON (AP) — Prosecutors say the daughter of U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark struck a police officer trying to arrest her for defacing a bandstand in Boston with anti-police slogans. Riley Dowell was arraigned in Boston Municipal Court on Monday. She had been charged with assault and battery on a police officer and vandalizing a historic monument on the Boston Common on Saturday. Not guilty pleas were entered on Dowell’s behalf and she was released on the $500 bail she paid previously. Neither Dowell nor her attorney commented on Monday. Clark is the Democratic House whip. In a tweet, she called the arrest “a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting.”

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