Justin Knolls being arraigned in Eastern Hampshire District Court
So it's not just Amherst PD and UMass PD who sometimes -- although very infrequently -- have to resort to the use of force that includes pepper spray to bring an out of control perp into compliance.
Especially when he's a danger to himself, a large group of party goers and responding police officers who like to return home to their family after work. Even more so when he stands 6 foot 2 inches tall, and weighs 225 pounds.
AFD responding to APD sally port for a prisoner hit with pepper spray.
— Larry Kelley (@amherstac) October 5, 2014
Since Amherst College does not have their own holding cell they use Amherst Police Department's just around the corner at 111 Main Street. When Justin Knolls was brought in Amherst Fire Department had to respond to the sally port to treat him for pepper spray.
In Eastern Hampshire District Court on Monday Mr. Knolls was provided a public defender and his case (which includes a felony charge) was continued to next month.
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