A St. Louis Metro Police sergeant has sued his department, after commanders revoked his permission to work as a lobbyist supporting the legalization of marijuana.
Sgt. Gary Watkins moonlights as a lobbyist for Show-Me Cannabis. Last week, Chief Sam Dotson denounced Wiegert's views as his alone and "not what is expected of our officers," reports the St. Louis Post-Dispatch.
Watkins maintains the agency approved his application Feb. 25 and now contends he needs a businesss license to continue. He filed a lawsuit in federal court Wednesday seeking an injunction to prevent officials from silencing his efforts.