DJ Ashba was given a helicopter tour of Las Vegas by the local police department
Two police officers who gave Guns N’ Roses guitarist DJ Ashba a private helicopter tour of Las Vegas so he could propose to his girlfriend have been found to have broken department policy.
A police probe was launched last year (August 2013) after Ashba documented his elaborate proposal to girlfriend Nathalia Henao by posting a picture of himself with his new fiancée wearing helicopter headgear with a caption thanking the Las Vegas police department for “the most amazing helicopter private tour” of the city.
In a statement issued earlier this week (January 1), Las Vegas Police Department told Billboard that the police captain who helped arrange the stunt on August 7, Capt. David O’Leary, had faced demotion to lieutenant for helping arrange the private flight but decided to retire instead.
The statement also said that Officer Ray Horsley, who piloted the helicopter, is being transferred out of the Air Support Detail and will no longer be allowed to fly for the department.
Earlier this year, following rumours that Guns N’ Roses were set to release a brand new album in 2014, guitarist Ron ‘Bumblefoot’ Thal said that that although they were looking forward to making new music, they had not necessarily started recording as they wanted to get their current run of shows out of the way before heading to the studio.