A Texas state trooper on the job for nearly 20 years is being reprimanded for posing in a photo with Snoop Dogg that went viral on the rapper’s Instagram account in March.
Billy Spears, the trooper, is suing (PDF) the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) who dinged him for being in “a photo with a public figure who has a well-known criminal background including numerous drug charges. The public figure posted the photo on social media and it reflects poorly on the Agency,” according to the reprimand.
“They kinda made this up on the fly,” the trooper’s attorney, Ty Clevenger, told Ars in a Tuesday telephone interview. “They could not point to any policy, rule, order, or law.”
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