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Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Gets Police Captain In Trouble

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Guns N’ Roses were well-known hellraisers back in the day, but we haven’t heard a lot from them lately. That is, until guitarist DJ Ashba asked Captain David O’Leary and Officer Ray Horsley to help him out with a romantic proposal for his girlfriend.

The Las Vegas-based officers took Ashba and his girlfriend, Colombian actress Nathalia Henao, on a “fly along” in a helicopter back in August and arranged to land in a field near police headquarters where Ashba had set up roses and champagne. The trip isn’t uncommon for civilians, but the problems arose after it was released that the pilot had made a stop rather than ending the flight at Air Support, as is protocol.

“A fly along and a patrol ride along are typically done for the purpose of exposing members of the community to the duties of law enforcement,” the department’s statement said. “A fly along would begin and terminate at Air Support and would not include any off site landings as occurred in this case.”

The officers were caught after Ashba posted a photo of the trip on Instagram and thanked the pilots for helping him with the proposal.

After an investigation, Captain O’Leary decided to retire rather than accept the demotion that was to be his punishment. Officer Horsley will be transferred out of the Air Support Detail on the 11th and will no longer be allowed to fly for Metro.

Ashba and Henao declined to be interviewed during the investigation.

Image via Instagram

Guns N’ Roses Guitarist Gets Police Captain In Trouble
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  • Tony DeLoge

    Amanda, you’re a journalist & you spell Colombian wrong?

    • Kevin

      Tony, are you serious? #COLUMBIA, #COLUMBIAN. :/

      • Sean

        Um, actually Kevin, it’s Colombia/Colombian. Colombia, the country in South America, is spelled with an o, not a u.

        • http://twitter.com/d4m_d33zy Deezy

          I’ll say the US is promt to spelling other nations name different. Wouldnt take much digging to find those around the books a few history novels. Heck :P Most of the English words are just misspelled Latin and Greek words, real talk lol.

    • Fran

      I feel bad for you….

  • Jim

    Columbian would be correct – if she were a graduate of Columbia University, signed to Columbia Records, from Columbia S.C. or Columbia, Mo., or a direct descendant of Christopher Columbus.

    Otherwise – um, no.

  • Fortescu

    Can I pile on Kevin, too?

  • http://att Donna

    there is alwayas some one trying to get some one in to trouble I guess no one is happy so they make everyone eles unhappy sucks grow up people

  • Philip Roddy Jr

    It would be nice getting in the good graces of a Rock Star, But rules are not to be broken by anyone.

    • turbo

      Rules are broken by everybody. This is bullsh!t forcing that man to retire. This is the internet. Who gives a sh!t how people spell words.

  • Kevin Myris

    Who has never made a mistake can cast the first stone. Lighten up people

  • http://rockerlifecoach.com Tim

    You Got to love it how Guns n Roses all these years later still can grab a headline and get you to search about it.

    Think this was a cool idea, most guys wish they could afford to pull something like this off, to bad for officer.