The transgender daughter of House Minority Whip Katherine Clark (D-Mass.) has been sentenced to just one year of probation after reaching a deal with a Boston court concerning a number of charges she faced stemming from her role in a violent protest.
According to Fox News, Boston police arrested Riley Dowell in January during a protest after allegedly spray painting a monument and assaulting a police officer.
Dowell was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, vandalizing property, tagging property, vandalizing a historic marker/monument, and resisting arrest.
According to local Fox affiliate WFXT, Dowell, who was 23 at the time of the arrest plead not guilty to the assault and vandalism charges, will be required to write a letter of apology to the officer she is accused of assaulting as part of the deal.
The news of her daughter’s arrest broke when Clark took to social media to address the incident immediately after it occurred. “I love Riley, and this is a very difficult time in the cycle of joy and pain in parenting,” she tweeted. “This will be evaluated by the legal system, and I am confident in that process.”
Following Dowell’s arraignment just days later, Clark condemned violence against police at an unrelated event in Boston. “I condemn violence against everyone, whether that is against police or against community members as a result of any person or government entity,” she said.
Despite denouncing violence against police, it was later revealed that Clark scrubbed an anti-police article from her official website titled, “Defund the police makes some Democrats uncomfortable. That’s the point, activists say.”