A Boston Municipal Court judge today set bail at $500 for a Melrose resident charged with spray-painting anti-police slogans on the Parkman Bandstand yesterday and ordered that she stay away from Boston Common while the case is pending, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.
Riley Dowell, 23, child of US Rep. Katherine Clark, was charged with assault and battery on a police officer, vandalizing property, tagging property, vandalizing a historic marker/monument, and resisting arrest, the DA's office says. According to the DA's office:
Assistant District Attorney Daniel Nucci said that on Saturday, January 21, Boston police attempted to arrest Riley, who was observed defacing the Parkman Bandstand on Boston Common with spray paint. Riley resisted arrest by flailing her arms, striking one of the arresting officers. Officers found a spray paint can in Riley’s backpack and observed paint on her hands and jacket.
Dowell is scheduled to return to court on April 19 for a pre-trial hearing.