LAS VEGAS — The DJ Ashba helicopter ride investigation is complete and two Las Vegas Metro Police employees were found to have violated departmental procedures.
DJ Ashba, the lead guitarist of Guns N’ Roses, enlisted the help of the Las Vegas Police Department to make his proposal to his girlfriend very special.
Here’s how Ashba described his special day,
That was the most incredible day of our life!! Special thx to the Las Vegas Police Dept. for the most amazing helicopter private tour over Vegas! We landed in a field at Police headquarters were I had a table set up covered in roses n a bottle of the bubble stuff for @naty_yummi8 as we walked up to the table @karikaisner slipped me the ring, and thats when I proposed! it was beautiful she didn’t expect a thing, it was magical. And thanks to our good friends for helping making it all happen!! Dave and @nitaoleary@tommyoleary #AshbaFamily
The helicopter ride caused a lot of controversy because of the expense involved and for tying up valuable police resources and it led to an investigation.
The expense involved, approximately $430 per hour to operate a helicopter, was particularly troublesome and embarrassing for the department because they have gone on record a number of times complaining about their lack of funds.
As a result of the investigation, two Metro police department employees, one who is a captain and another who is a pilot, were found to have violated department policy.
Captain O’Leary, who Ashba gave a shout-out to on Instagram, was going to be demoted but retired before the process was complete.
Officer Ray Horsley, the pilot, will be transferred out of the Air Support Detail division.