Police Captain Gets His Job Back After Guns N' Roses Guitarist Helicopter Proposal

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Guns N' Roses guitarist Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba and Colombian actress Nathalia Henao during the helicopter proposal

A state agency's ruling says a former Las Vegas police captain who resigned rather than be demoted for helping a Guns N' Roses guitarist use the department's helicopter for an elaborate wedding proposal should get his job back, have his record cleared and be paid what he would have earned since Dec. 20, 2013.

The Friday ruling in favor of David O' Leary came from the Local Government Employee Management Relations Board, which resolves disputes between public agencies and employees.

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The Las Vegas police department says in a statement it disagrees with the ruling and plans to appeal.

Any appeal would be made to the state's district court in Clark County. O'Leary had been with the department for nearly 25 years and led its financial crimes division.

O'Leary faced demotion to lieutenant for helping arrange the Aug. 7, 2013, private flight for Guns N' Roses guitarist Daren Jay "DJ" Ashba and his then-girlfriend, Colombian actress Nathalia Henao.