Scottie Scheffler arrest video: LMPD announces no interactive video, detective reprimanded for body camera

Mayor Craig Greenberg and LMPD Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Thursday that no footage has been found of the initial interaction between Scottie Scheffler and arresting officer Detective Bryan Gillis from last week outside Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville.

The duo confirmed that Gillis, contrary to LMPD protocol, did not activate his body camera at the time of the interaction — conduct an internal investigation — but the police car’s dash cam and a fixed camera across the street were able to record the arrest. LMPD policy requires officers to activate their body cameras before engaging in law enforcement activities.

“At this time, we are not aware of any video capturing the initial interaction between LMPD and Mr. Scheffler,” Greenberg said. “Today we released video recording of the moment Mr. Scheffler was arrested from two video cameras. One of those cameras was a fixed camera located from across Shelbyville Road, and the other was from a police vehicle’s dash cam.”

According to the arrest report, Scheffler’s roadway was closed in both directions following a collision. fatal accident early that morning.

Scheffler allegedly “refused to comply” with Gillis’ instructions, causing Scheffler to continue moving his vehicle forward while Gillis said he was pulled to the ground by the PGA Championship courtesy car. The officer received medical treatment after he “suffered pain, swelling and abrasions to his left wrist and knee” and his uniform pants, valued at about $80, were “damaged to the point where it cannot be repaired”.

The world No. 1 tennis player was charged with second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding police traffic signals.

“As we know, Det. Gillis had an encounter with Mr. Scottie Scheffler. Should Det. Gillis was supposed to turn on his body camera but didn’t.” “His failure to do so was a violation of LMPD policy…Detective Gillis was not operationally prepared for the body-worn camera as required by our policy. He was doing so.” a law enforcement action as defined in our policy… Detective Gillis was advised by his supervisor This is why our officer received corrective action for this policy violation.”

Hours after his arrest, Scheffler went on to shoot a second-round 66 on Friday at the 2024 PGA Championship before falling short on Saturday. While the legal proceedings take place in Louisville, this week the Texan is in his home state competing in the Charles Schwab Challenge at Colonial.

Scheffler’s arraignment, originally scheduled for earlier this week, was pushed back to June 3 after a successful motion by his defense attorney, Steven Romines.

“He did nothing wrong,” Romines told the media after Thursday’s press conference. “We will go to court or the case will be dismissed. We have no interest in resolving the case.”


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