Scheffler case not dropped but officer who arrested him has been disciplined

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Scottie Scheffler’s case will not be dropped despite the officer who arrested him at last week’s PGA Championship being disciplined for a breach of policy.

Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Detective Bryan Gillis received “corrective action” for not switching on his body camera.

“His failure to do so is a violation of LMPD policy on uniforms and equipment,” she said.

Scheffler’s court date has been set for next Monday where he will face four charges, including second degree assault and also third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

“We are all looking to move forward,” Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said. “But we have to respect the legal process. And that’s what we are going to do. We are going to let that play out.”

The world number one was arrested at 6am last Friday on his way to Valhalla Golf Club but he was caught up in heavy traffic following a fatal accident.

Although both incidents are unrelated Detective Gillis wrote in an arrest report that Scheffler “refused to comply and accelerated forward,” dragging him to the ground.

However, Scheffler’s lawyer insists his client was not to blame for the arrest.

“We’re prepared to litigate the case if we need to, if we don’t need to, fine,” Steve Romines said. “It will either be dismissed or it will go to trial.”

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