A St.Louis alderman charged with urinating in public has been acquitted by a jury. The judge in the case refused to allow the showing of a videotape that reportedly showed the incident, which occurred during a St. Louis Board of Alderman meeting. Lawyers for Alderman Irene Smith claimed the tape could have been altered. The charges claimed some of Smith’s friends formed a screen around her while she urinated into a wastecan because she did not want to give up the floor during debate on a controversial issue.