DPS Trooper sent to counseling after posing in photo with rapper Snoop Dogg

Posted: 2015-04-02T12:42:55Z

A Department of Public Safety Trooper has been sent to counseling for posing in a photo with rap icon Snoop Dogg.

According to Trooper Billy Spears' attorney, Ty Clevenger, DPS officials saw a photo of Spears and the rapper on Snoop Dogg's official Instagram account. The attorney says DPS cited Spears for deficiencies that require counseling for posing with a known criminal.

Snoop Dogg has been convicted several times for drug possession and in 1993, he faced a murder charge when his bodyguard shot and killed a rival gang member. Both parties were eventually acquitted of the charge.

Clevenger told FOX 7 his client did not know who the rapper was when the photo was taken at the South by Southwest Music Festival and had no way of knowing his criminal history.

Snoop Dogg was the keynote speaker during the music portion of the festival.

[H/T: myfoxchicago]