Ohio Democrat’s daughter, 36, yelled obscenities, resisted arrest outdoors Trump rally: police

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The daughter of a Democrat county commissioner in Ohio was amongst three folks arrested on disorderly conduct expenses outdoors President Trump’s rally in Toledo on Thursday evening, police say.

Laura Gerken, 36, engaged in a bodily combat with one other individual outdoors the Huntington Middle, Toledo police, including that she was yelling obscenities and resisted when officers positioned her underneath arrest.

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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.

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Gerken issued an announcement 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 mentioned. “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.”

"We will deal with this issue as a family," Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken, a Democrat, said in a statement after his daughter's arrest. (Lucas County website)

“We will deal with this issue as a family,” Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken, a Democrat, mentioned in an announcement after his daughter’s arrest. (Lucas County web site)

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Lindsey Rowland, 29, of Oregon, additionally was arrested outdoors the rally. Police mentioned she was reportedly unsteady on her ft and punched an officer. She was charged with disorderly conduct and public intoxication, in response to the outlet.

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Police mentioned a 3rd individual, John Miller, was ingesting across the time of the rally and refused to go away, in response to Toledo’s WTOL-TV. He was additionally charged with disorderly conduct.

Metropolis spokesman Ignazio Messina mentioned Toledo Mayor Wade Kapszukiewicz was “super pleased with how police and firefighters handled” the rally and estimated it price taxpayers $30,000 attributable to police additional time, the Blade reported.

“Those who attended the rally and those who protested outside all exercised their free speech peacefully,” he wrote, in response to the outlet.

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