Democratic Official's Daughter Arrested

  • 01/16/2020 12:00 AM
  • Source: AAN
  • by: AAN Staff
Democratic Official's Daughter Arrested
Police officers reportedly arrested the grown daughter of a prominent Ohio Democrat outside a Trump rally in Toledo.

She was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Fox News' David Aaro has more:
 

Laura Gerken, 36, engaged in a physical fight with another person outside the Huntington Center, said Toledo police, adding that she was yelling obscenities and resisted when officers placed her under arrest.

Her father, Pete Gerken, has been a Lucas County commissioner since 2005. He joined fellow Democrats in the days leading up to the rally, calling on Trump to be respectful toward the local community during his visit, the Toledo Blade reported. 

 

Gerken issued a statement in response to his daughter's arrest.

"All Americans have the right to free speech and to exercise their right to express their opinions," Gerken said. "The Toledo police department and all law enforcement professionals did a great job yesterday protecting everyone’s safety in the downtown area. Like so many other Americans, we feel strongly about the views of President Trump. We will deal with this issue as a family."

 
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