New Orleans police said they typically do not test people arrested for public intoxication. Spokesman Marlon Defillo said judges traditionally rely on an officer's expertise.
If I were on that jury, after seeing the video where police were beating on him and on AP reporters, that would seal the deal. Lock the police up, and let Robert go. Knowing that the incident had been taped, the police would want solid blood or breath evidence. While they may not normally do that in these cases, this was not a normal case. The only reason they wouldn't collect that evidence would be the suspicion that it wouldn't help their case.
I'm not a lawyer, nor an expert on the law, but this is where my logic is taking me on this one.
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