The daughter of a Democrat county commissioner in Ohio was amongst three individuals arrested on disorderly conduct fees exterior President Trump’s rally in Toledo on Thursday evening, police say.
Laura Gerken, 36, engaged in a bodily battle with one other particular person exterior the Huntington Heart, Toledo police mentioned, including that she was yelling obscenities and resisted when officers positioned her beneath 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 correct to free speech and to train their proper to specific their opinions,” Gerken mentioned. “The Toledo police division and all regulation enforcement professionals did an important job yesterday defending everybody’s security within the downtown space. Like so many different Individuals, we really feel strongly concerning the views of President Trump. We are going to deal with this difficulty as a household.”
Lindsey Rowland, 29, of Oregon, additionally was arrested exterior the rally. Police mentioned 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 mentioned a 3rd particular person, John Miller, was consuming across the time of the rally and refused to depart, based on Toledo’s WTOL-TV. He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct.
Metropolis spokesman Ignazio Messina mentioned Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz was “tremendous happy with how police and firefighters dealt with” the rally and estimated it price taxpayers $30,000 as a result of police additional time, the Blade reported.
“Those that attended the rally and those that protested exterior all exercised their free speech peacefully,” he wrote, based on the outlet.