Louisville Cop Who Arrested Scottie Scheffler Disciplined

Scottie Scheffler | Image by Michael Reaves/Getty Images
Scottie Scheffler | Image by Michael Reaves/Getty Images

Louisville Metro Police Detective Bryan Gillis should have had his body camera turned on when he arrested pro golfer Scottie Scheffler last week and has been disciplined, Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said in a news conference Thursday.

Gillis has received counseling and completed a Failure to Activate form, according to an investigative report released Thursday.

Mayor Craig Greenberg told reporters the city is not aware of any video that captures the initial interaction between Scheffler and police.

The videos LMPD posted Thursday show a portion of the incident. Starting around the 30-second mark of the video above, Gillis is seen running after Scheffler’s SUV and appearing to swing at the driver’s window. He then reaches into the window, opens the door and arrests Scheffler.

LMPD claimed Thursday that Gillis was dragged by the car before he appears on video chasing it. That portion of the incident is blocked from view of the pole camera across Shelbyville Road by several shuttle buses. The video does not show any other officers rushing toward the vehicle after Gillis was allegedly dragged.

In its investigative report, Gillis said Scheffler “demanded to be let in, and proceeded forward against my directions. I was dragged/knocked down by (Scheffler). I then proceeded to arrest (him).”

“I will let the video speak for itself,” Greenberg said during a news conference earlier this week in the Paristown Pointe neighborhood. “It shows the arrest of Mr. Scheffler, and I will let others come to their own conclusions.”

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