Who knew one seemingly harmless photo could cause so much trouble?
According to legal docs, a state trooper in Dallas is suing his bosses for penalizing him with "disciplinary counseling" after he took a photo with Snoop Dogg.
The whole mess started when the trooper, Billy Spears, posed for a pic with Snoop at SXSW where the rapper gave a keynote speech.
While the snap was completely lighthearted, Billy's department was NOT happy and they punished him with disciplinary counseling, a move which could prevent the trooper from seeking future advancement in the force.
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What's unfair about this situation is that the Drop It Like It's Hot singer is the one who requested the photo and then later posted it to Instagram!
In defense of the punishment, Spears' superiors cited Snoop's criminal background as casting a negative light on the department.
Billy is now filing a civil lawsuit against his bosses because he feels like the punishment was motivated by previous conflicts and not S.D.'s criminal past.
So, whose side are YOU on?!
[Image via Instagram.]
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