Scottie Scheffler charges still pending; arresting officer disciplined for policy violation

In a press conference Thursday morning Louisville’s mayor and chief of police stated the officer who made the arrest of Scottie Scheffler during a traffic incident at last week’s PGA Championship has been disciplined for failing to turn on his body camera. At this time, however, the four charges against Scheffler are still pending.

Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg acknowledged that arresting officer detective Bryan Gillis didn’t have his body camera activated during last Friday’s incident. According to Louisville Metro police policy, officers must turn on their body cameras before “engaging in all law enforcement activities and encounters.” Though there is video footage from a police cruiser’s dashboard as well as from a pole across the street from Valhalla, Greenberg asserted that video of the actual incident does not exist. The LMPD released both of those videos shortly after the conclusion of the press conference. Greenberg stated that, per request of the Louisville attorney’s office, any other video will not be released until the conclusion of the legal progress.

“Regarding the results of our internal investigation, Detective Gillis had an encounter with Mr. Scottie Scheffler. Mr. Gillis should have turned on his body camera, but he did not,” Greenberg said. “It was a failure of policy.”

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