The ‘daughter’ of U.S. Rep. Katherine Clark (D-MA), who identifies as ‘nonbinary,’ has been sentenced to 30 hours of community service and will be required to write an apology letter to the police officer she assaulted during an anti-cop protest in Boston earlier this year.
Jared “Riley” Dowell, who is a biological male, has been given a one-year probation and no jail time for taking part in an Antifa rally on the Boston Common in January. Dowell, 23, spray painted “Stop Cop City” and “ACAB”, an acronym for “all cops are bastards,” on a concrete bandstand and fought officers who placed her under arrest. She was charged with assault and battery, vandalism, and resisting arrest by the Suffolk County District Attorney’s office.
Despite pleading not guilty, Dowell will resolve her case without any jail time as long as she completes her sentence and pays the City of Boston for the cost of removing the graffiti.
According to the police report, Dowell joined 20 protestors in surrounding the responding officers and “screaming profanities through megaphones” while causing traffic to come to a standstill. Dowell then punched an officer in the face causing him to bleed from the nose and mouth.
Rep. Clark, the second highest-ranking Democrat in Congress, called the experience a “difficult time” for her family, saying, “I love all my children and Riley dearly.”
Asked whether she condoned the violence from her daughter, Clark responded, “I condemn violence against everyone, whether that is against police or against community members as a result of any person or government entity.”
The congresswoman has so far not commented on the outcome of Dowell’s case but previously stated that she had “confidence that there will be an equitable and fair outcome.” The maximum punishment for assaulting an officer in Massachusetts is two-and-a-half years in prison and not more than a $5,000 fine.