Snoop Dogg's Instagram photo posing with Texas trooper gets cop in hot water

April 2, 2015 7:01 AM

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AUSTIN, Texas -- A state trooper who agreed to a photo with Snoop Dogg at the South by Southwest music festival was reprimanded by his superiors, who said he shouldn't have posed with a public figure with a criminal background.

Billy Spears was working security when the rapper asked for a picture with him. The artist posted it to Instagram, which Department of Public Safety and Transportation officials saw. Spears was cited for deficiencies that required counseling by a supervisor.

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