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Vegas police: Policy violated in musician's helicopter ride

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An August 2013 social media posting of Guns 'N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba and his girlfriend prompted an internal probe at Las Vegas Metro police.  (Source: Instagram/DJ Ashba) An August 2013 social media posting of Guns 'N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba and his girlfriend prompted an internal probe at Las Vegas Metro police. (Source: Instagram/DJ Ashba)
LAS VEGAS (FOX5) -

Las Vegas Metro Police concluded an investigation of a helicopter ride-along involving a Guns ‘N' Roses guitarist, saying two workers of the department violated policy.

The Police Department said Capt. David O'Leary and helicopter pilot Officer Ray Horsley went against Metro policy in a fly-along given to musician DJ Ashba and his girlfriend back in August this year.

According to Metro, fly-alongs with civilians would not include any off-site landings under police policy. Metro concluded in the internal investigation that such landings were made in the fly-along.

The investigation was prompted by Ashba's social media postings that showed photos of the guitarist and his girlfriend depicted in a flight via private helicopter tour over Las Vegas.

At the end of the flight, the couple reportedly landed at police headquarters, where, he says, he had a table set up with roses and he proposed marriage to his girlfriend.

Metro noted the couple declined to be interviewed in the probe.

As a result, police said O'Leary, a 24-year veteran of the department, was to be demoted but retired earlier this month. Metro also reassigned Horsley effectively keeping him from flying any department aircraft.

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