This from The Associated Press:
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) -- An Iowa state trooper from Fort Dodge is being punished for forwarding an e-mail that included jail mug shots of people wearing Barack Obama T-shirts.
Sgt. Rodney Hicok received a 30-day suspension on his record, although he won't actually have to leave his job. Department of Public Safety spokeswoman Courtney Greene says labor law means suspending Hicok without pay would jeopardize overtime rules for salaried employees like Hicok.
Hicok also must attend training on department policies.
Officials took action after finding Hicok forwarded the e-mail from a state-issued laptop computer while off duty to people inside and outside the agency. It made disparaging remarks about 15 people in the photos and referred to Obama as having "quite a fan base."