The daughter of a Democrat county commissioner in Ohio was amongst three individuals arrested on disorderly conduct expenses exterior President Trump’s rally in Toledo on Thursday night time, police say.
Laura Gerken, 36, engaged in a bodily battle with one other particular person exterior the Huntington Middle, Toledo police, including that she was yelling obscenities and resisted when officers positioned her underneath arrest.
Her father, Pete Gerken, has been a Lucas County commissioner since 2005. He joined fellow Democrats within the days main as much as the rally, calling on Trump to be respectful towards the area people throughout his go to, the Toledo Blade reported.
Gerken issued an announcement in response to his daughter’s arrest.
“All Individuals have the appropriate to free speech and to train their proper to precise their opinions,” Gerken stated. “The Toledo police division and all legislation enforcement professionals did an excellent job yesterday defending everybody’s security within the downtown space. Like so many different Individuals, we really feel strongly in regards to the views of President Trump. We’ll take care of this difficulty as a household.”
Lindsey Rowland, 29, of Oregon, additionally was arrested exterior the rally. Police stated she was reportedly unsteady on her toes and punched an officer. She was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication, based on the outlet.
Police stated a 3rd particular person, John Miller, was ingesting across the time of the rally and refused to go away, based on Toledo’s WTOL-TV. He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct.
Metropolis spokesman Ignazio Messina stated Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz was “tremendous happy with how police and firefighters dealt with” the rally and estimated it value taxpayers $30,000 as a result of police time beyond regulation, the Blade reported.
“Those who attended the rally and those who protested outside all exercised their free speech peacefully,” he wrote, based on the outlet.