A Texas cop was penalized for taking a picture with Snoop Dogg and now he is snapping back with a lawsuit, but an investigation of the situation has found some less than nice emails, Billboard reports.
While working as extra security at the SXSW festival, off duty cop Billy Spears snapped a picture with Snoop Dogg, which Snoop posted on his Instagram with the caption “Me n my deputy dogg.” Spears’ higher ups weren’t too happy about him taking a picture with Snoop and he was later reprimanded for it because they did not feel it was a good representation of the department due to Snoop having drug possession convictions. Being disciplined didn’t sit too well with Spears so he has filed a lawsuit against the department, but the investigation of the incident has uncovered some nasty emails.
“Apparently he would rather work the convention while on a week’s vacation to earn additional money rather than take an additional tour on the border,” Department of Public Safety director Steve McCraw wrote. “He must not understand that he was being lampooned by a dope smoking cop hater which reflects very poorly on the department.”
Spears feels that him being reprimanded is retaliation from him filing a complaint against a superior weeks before. The incident is being handled in a Travis County court.