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Scheffler Arrest

Videos of Scottie Scheffler's arrest released by Louisville police

May 23, 2024
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Two videos of an incident between Scottie Scheffler and Louisville Metro Police detective Bryan Gillis were released Thursday afternoon.

Following a press conference with Louisville mayor Craig Greenberg and Louisville Metro police chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel, the LMPD posted the only known police footage of Scheffler’s arrest outside of Valhalla Golf Club last Friday ahead of the second round of the PGA Championship. Both Greenberg and Gwinn-Villaroel have acknowledged that Gillis did not have his body camera activated during his encounter with Scheffler, which violates LMPD policy.

The first video released, taken from a police car dash cam video camera near where the incident took place, runs about 55 minutes. At the 22:48 mark of the video, it would appear Scheffler's courtesy car comes from behind the bus and starts to enter Valhalla Golf Club. The car eventually is stopped, but out of the screen of the video. At the 25:17 mark, Scheffler can be seen walking with two officers in handcuffs. He again appears on the camera, walking in front of the police car with an officer, around the 42:31 mark.

In the second video, taken from a fixed-pole camera on Shelbyville Road across from the entrance to Valhalla Golf Club, it appears Gillis is running toward Scheffler’s car:

Scheffler was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding traffic signals from a officer directing traffic. Scheffler is alleged to have driven past a police officer against the officer’s instructions while trying to enter the club. Scheffler called the incident a misunderstanding, although a police report states that Gillis was dragged by Scheffler’s car, which led to injury and damage of Gillis’ pants. Scheffler’s lawyer Steve Romines has disputed the nature of the incident.

Scheffler’s arraignment was originally scheduled for Tuesday, but was pushed back to June 3. Romines has told multiple news outlets that Scheffler will enter a not guilty plea. “Our position remains the same," Romines said following Thursday's press conference. "It will either be dismissed or will go to trial. We’re not interested in settling.”