LAS VEGAS — Local police are investigating whether employees went too far for reportedly helping the guitarist of Guns N’ Roses execute a grand romantic gesture.

Daren Jay “DJ” Ashba posted a photo on Instagram Saturday of himself and his girlfriend, Colombian actress Nathalia Henao, wearing helicopter headgear. He thanked Las Vegas police for “the most amazing” private helicopter tour, saying it ended in a field at police headquarters, where he proposed amid roses and “a bottle of the bubble stuff.”

“That was the most incredible day of our life!!” he wrote in the post, which came after a picture of a round-cut diamond solitaire with the caption, “She said yes!!!”

“(I)t was beautiful she didn’t expect a thing, it was magical. And thanks to our good friends for helping making it all happen!!” Ashba, 40, continued.

Las Vegas police acknowledged two unnamed civilians were granted a ride-along in a helicopter.

An internal affairs investigation has been initiated to determine if any department policies were violated.

The helicopter ride comes as the department is already strapped for cash. Last week, Sheriff Doug Gillespie continued his push to increase the sales tax in Clark County from 8.1 to 8.25 percent to plug a $30 million budget hole.

That irony wasn’t lost on one Instagram commenter, who goes by the handle mjmannino81.

“It’s nice to know that Clark County (which includes Las Vegas), might raise the sales tax to pay for extra cops to give private helicopter tours for wealthy celebrities,” he wrote.

Judge: White woman can’t allege racism versus Paula Deen

SAVANNAH, Ga. — A federal judge has thrown out race discrimination claims by a former restaurant manager whose lawsuit against Paula Deen ended up causing the celebrity cook to lose a slice of her culinary empire.

Lisa Jackson alleged she was subjected to sexual harassment and racist attitudes.

But Judge William Moore Jr. ruled that Jackson, who is white, has no standing to sue for race discrimination. The ruling leaves intact the sexual harassment claims.



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