A Pittsfield man is facing charges, including assaulting a police officer, after a disturbance last week on Elizabeth Street.

The Berkshire Eagle reports that 28-year-old Justin Robins, of Chatham Street, was arrested along with another man Sept. 1st after police responded to Redfield House, which is a public housing complex for women and children

Police responded shortly after 7:30 p.m. Neighbors told police that Robins was visiting and gave them a "hard time" when they asked him to keep the noise down.

Walter Bradley, 40, of Elizabeth Street, was kicking and banging on the apartment door while attempting to open it.

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Robins then came out of the apartment in an "aggressive manner," and both men were arrested.  Police have received a video recording of the incident from a witness.

According to police, while Robins was being transported to the police station he became belligerent and begin kicking the plexiglass in the rear of the police cruiser.  He was pepper-sprayed and spit on an officer while being put in restraints during the booking process.

Robins plead not guilty to resisting arrest. Judge Jennifer Tyne released him on personal recognizance and continued his case for a pretrial hearing on Oct. 6.

Bradley was charged with disorderly conduct but those charges were dropped.

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