A state Policemen in the US has been reprimanded for posing for a photo with famous Rapper Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest festival in Austin, because the rapper has several convictions for drug possession.
According to a report in the Haffington Post, Billy Spears was keeping guard at the March event when Snoop Dogg asked to take a picture with him.
The artist posted the image to Instagram with the comment, “Me n my deputy dogg.”
Department of Public Safety and Transportation officials saw the posting and cited Spears for deficiencies that require counseling by a supervisor.
Spears’ attorney says his client didn’t know about the rapper’s criminal record. Spears can’t appeal the citation because it isn’t a formal disciplinary action.
A department spokesman says the agency doesn’t discuss or release specifics of personnel issues unless they result in disciplinary action.