Lucas Co. commissioner's daughter arrested outside Trump rally in Toledo

Laura Gerken

TOLEDO (WTVG) - Laura Gerken, daughter of Lucas County Commission Pete Gerken, was arrested Thursday night protesting outside the Huntington Center, where President Donald Trump spoke.

Laura Gerken was charged with resisting arrest and disorderly conduct.

According to court documents, she was engaged in a physical fight with another person in a parking lot at the corner of Huron and Jefferson.

After the parties separated and Toledo Police officers were attemping to gather information, Gerken continued to yell obscenities at the person she was engaged in the conflict with as well as passersby and officers.

Gerken was arrested and taken to the Lucas County Jail. She was released on her own recognizance and will appear in Toledo Municipal Court on Monday.

Commissioner Gerken issued this statement Friday:

"All Americans have the right to free speech and to exercise their right to express their opinions. 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."