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Detective who tried to pull over Scottie Scheffler’s car DOES NOT have dashcam footage of incident, Louisville mayor says after golf star’s arrest


Louisville, Kentucky Mayor Craig Greenberg says the police officer who was allegedly pulled over by world number one golfer Scottie Scheffler’s car did not have his camera on to record the incident.

Scheffler was handcuffed and charged with aggravated assault on a police officer outside the Valhalla Golf Club, where he was trying to get to the ongoing PGA Championship after the fatal accident blocked traffic.

However, according to the mayor (via WDRB ), Detective Bryan Gillis — who was allegedly dragged by Scheffler’s car during the incident — either wasn’t wearing a body camera or it wasn’t turned on and recording.

Scheffler was booked around 7:30 a.m. for second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and failure to obey the signals of traffic control officers.

«The officer did not have his camera on during the incident,» Greenberg said. “We will release the footage we have.

There is no bodycam footage of the officer Scottie Scheffler allegedly pulled over

Det.  Bryan Gillis either wasn't wearing a camera or didn't turn it on, according to Louisville's mayor

Det. Bryan Gillis either wasn’t wearing a camera or didn’t turn it on, according to Louisville’s mayor

He followed up by saying, «To my knowledge, we have not yet discovered any video of the initial contact between Officer Gillis and Mr. Scheffler.»

Greenberg says there is surveillance footage across the street of Scheffler’s arrest — and adds that it will be released soon.

According to the arrest report, officers say Scheffler was trying to gain access to the field when he pulled into the opposite direction to avoid a backup.

Gillis was «in full LMPD uniform and a high-visibility yellow reflective rain jacket» when he stopped the world’s No. 1 golfer and «attempted to give instructions,» according to the report.

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«The subject refused to comply and accelerated forward, pulling Detective Gillis to the ground,» police say.

Gillies was taken to hospital with pain, swelling and abrasions to his left knee and wrist as his uniform trousers were ‘irreparable’.

Scheffler’s attorney, Steve Romines, says the allegations that the golfer pulled a police officer are «false.»

The penalty for committing a crime is five to ten years in prison.

Scheffler was handcuffed outside the gates of the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville on Friday

Scheffler was handcuffed outside the gates of the Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville on Friday

He was booked and charged with four counts, including second-degree felony assault on a police officer

He was booked and charged with four counts, including second-degree felony assault on a police officer

In a statement posted on social media Friday, Scheffler said: “This morning I followed the instructions of the officers.

“It was a very chaotic situation, understandably in light of the tragic accident that happened earlier, and there was a big misunderstanding of what I thought was being asked of me. I never intended to ignore any of the instructions.

“Hopefully I’ll put that aside today and focus on golf. Of course, everyone involved in the tournament sends our deepest condolences to the family of the man who died in an accident earlier this morning. It really puts everything into perspective.”



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