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Officers found in violation of department policy in Vegas Guns N Roses Fly-Along

In this Dec. 7,2012 file photo, Guns N' Roses guitarist DJ Ashba reacts to the crowd as he performs during a concert in Bangalore, India. Las Vegas police are investigating whether employees went too far after reportedly helping Ashba with an elaborate proposal. Ashba posted a photo on Instagram Saturday of himself and girlfriend Nathalia Henao wearing helicopter headgear thanking the Las Vegas police department for a private helicopter tour, saying it ended in a field at police headquarters, where he proposed amid roses and “a bottle of the bubble stuff.” (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
DJ Ashba (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
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Updated: 12/31/2013 5:45 pm
LAS VEGAS -- The investigation into the activities of an Metro Air Support fly along, in which Guns N Roses guitarist Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba received a ride on the public dime, has concluded. Two department employees, a captain and a police officer who is a pilot, were found to have violated department policy.

Captain David O’Leary, who had been employed with the Metro since February, 1989, retired on December 20, 2013. He was last assigned as the captain who oversaw the Financial Crimes Bureau.

Officer Ray Horsley has been employed with the Metro since February, 1994 and is currently assigned to the Air Support Detail.

As a result of the investigation, Captain O’Leary was in the process of being demoted to the rank of lieutenant but retired before the discipline went into effect. Officer Horsley, effective January 11, 2014, will be transferred out of the Air Support Detail and will no longer be allowed to fly for the LVMPD.

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. A fly along would begin and terminate at Air Support and would not include any off site landings as occurred in this case.

Civilians not employed by the LVMPD who were directly involved with this case all declined to be interviewed as part of the investigation.


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