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Swampscott PD launches internal investigation into arrest of counterprotester

Heated words are exchanged between a supporter of President Donald Trump and a counter-protester through megaphones during the Dec. 12 rally on Humphrey Street in Swampscott. (Spenser Hasak)
SWAMPSCOTT — The Swampscott Police Department announced Thursday that it will be conducting an independent internal investigation to review the events that led to the arrest of Ernst Jean Jacques, a counterprotester charged with assaulting an elderly woman at a Donald Trump rally on Dec. 12. “The Swampscott Police Department recognizes that citizens deserve to…

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