July 23, 2024

Before confirming that Detective Gillis violated policy by failing to turn on his body-worn camera, Louisville Police releases two additional videos related to the Scottie Scheffler case.

Following confirmation that officer Bryan Gillis “violated policy” by failing to turn on his body camera during Scottie Scheffler’s arrest, the Louisville Metro Police Department (LMPD) has made two previously unreleased videos public.

Following a fatal collision in the early hours of last Friday, Scheffler, 27, misinterpreted the traffic flow situation and was arrested by police. He was then taken away in handcuffs.

The World No. 1 was seen in horrifying photos being frog-marched to the rear of a police car.

An ESPN reporter witnessed Scheffler’s arrest in real time; watch the video below.

I captured this video of Scheffler being taken into custody: The URL is t.co/8UPZKvPCCf. snapchat.com/9Tbp2tyrJh

— Darlington Jeff (@JeffDarlington) Scheffler was charged on May 17, 2024, with reckless driving, disobeying an officer’s traffic signals, third-degree criminal mischief, and second-degree assault of a police officer.

His arraignment was rescheduled for June 3, one week before the 2024 US Open at Pinehurst, instead of his original May 21 appearance in court.

However, Louisville Metro Police Department Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel provided a significant update on the case on Thursday, May 23, at a press conference.

Two unseen videos were also then released.

Chief Gwinn-Villaroel said:

“With regard to the findings of our internal inquiry, we are aware that Detective Gillis had a conversation with Mr. Scottie Scheffler.

“Detective Gillis neglected to turn on his body-worn camera when he should have. His failure to comply falls under the “body-worn camera” subject category of LMPD policy on uniforms and equipment. As a result, he was sustained for violating our policy’s 4.31.6 procedures and 4.31.7 operation.

“As required by our policy, Detective Gillis did not have his body-worn camera operational. He was acting in accordance with our policy as a law enforcement officer.

Moreover, “members will maintain their BWC in a constant state of operational readiness,” according to section 4.31.7.

“Detective Gillis received counseling from his manager. Because we recognize how serious it was that this interaction was not recorded, our officer has been disciplined for breaking the policy.

This corrective action is in accordance with our disciplinary procedures and protocol, as noted on a performance observation form.

“We will let the courts operate in accordance with the law because we respect the legal system. We won’t be able to address this issue or issue any more statements.

As you have already heard, we will release the following documents following this press conference. You will find the unit commander’s memorandum on the investigative findings. Additionally, you will see Detective Gillis’s completed failure to activate form. Along with the two previously mentioned videos that the mayor mentioned, you can also locate our policy.”

WATCH THE FULL PRESS CONFERENCE:

Breaking: Officials from Louisville City Hall have released additional footage of golfer Scottie Scheffler’s arrest.

— May 23, 2024, WAVE (@wave3news)
Following the LMPD press conference, Steven Rominees, Scheffler’s lawyer, declared: “Scottie Scheffler did not do anything improper. We still hold the same position. It will either be given a try or rejected.”

Romines has informed CNN that he intends to enter a not guilty plea.

Check out his interview here:

Steve Romines, Scheffler’s lawyer, was present at the press conference. After it was revealed that the arresting officer had broken the LMPD’s body-worn camera policy, we had a conversation with him. Pic.twitter.com/HmWGpxYVNi @WLKY

— @MadisonWLKY, Madison Elliott 23 May 2024
The LMPD then made public two previously unreleased footage of the Scheffler arrest: one from a nearby police dash cam and the other from a nearby traffic poll camera.

“No decision has been made regarding the prosecution of the case involving Mr. Schefler,” a Jefferson County Attorney’s office spokesperson confirmed on Tuesday.

The felony assault charge Scheffler is facing is “excessive,” according to multiple Louisville police officials, a source told CNN on Wednesday.

The LMPD held a press conference regarding Scheffler’s case on Thursday, May 23, at 11:45 a.m.

That was two hours prior to Scheffler’s on-home debut in the Charles Schwab Challenge’s opening round in Texas.

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