Louisville Police Release Photos of Officer’s Injury from Scottie Scheffler Arrest

Louisville Police Release Photos of Officer’s Injury from Scottie Scheffler Arrest
Mike Chiari@@mikechiariX.com LogoFeatured Columnist IVJune 7, 2024

DUBLIN, OHIO - JUNE 06: Scottie Scheffler of the United States plays his shot from the 15th tee during the first round of the Memorial Tournament presented by Workday at Muirfield Village Golf Club on June 06, 2024 in Dublin, Ohio. (Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images)

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Photos of injuries suffered by Louisville police officer Bryan Gillis during a traffic stop involving golfer Scottie Scheffler last month were released Friday.

The photos show Gillis’ ripped pants, as well as bloody abrasions on his wrist and knee:

michael j. babcock @mikejbabcock

Here are the Lousiville cop’s infamous ripped pants from the Scheffler incident outside the #PGAChampionship. Also have injury photos — wrist & shin.
Also see the golf star standing on the roadside in handcuffs.
All four charges against Scheffler,… pic.twitter.com/mjAgj8MBcQ

Scheffler was arrested last month while trying to get to Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville prior to the second round of the PGA Championship. Per WDRB’s Jason Riley, Gillis alleged that Scheffler dragged him with his car while he was trying to stop Scheffler from going around traffic.

Scheffler was released from custody in time to play the second round of the PGA Championship, and the charges against him were subsequently dropped.

According to ESPN’s Mark Schlabach, Scheffler faced four charges, including felony second-degree assault of a police officer, but prosecutors declined to pursue the case.

The incident occurred amid a chaotic scene since police officers were on hand to direct traffic after a worker at Valhalla Golf Club was struck and killed by a shuttle bus.

Scheffler said he was unaware of what had happened and was following previous instructions on how to get to the course.

Scheffler called it a “miscommunication” and said he held “no ill will” toward Gillis for arresting him.

Per Riley, no other police officers or witnesses could confirm Gillis’ allegation that Scheffler dragged him 50 feet with his vehicle since their vision was blocked by a shuttle bus.

Gillis and two other officers involved with the arrest were found to have not turned on their body cams during Scheffler’s arrest, which is a violation of policy.

However, the Louisville Police Department concluded that Scheffler “shares responsibility in this event” despite the charges being dropped, noting that there were no “recorded instructions” of anyone telling him to drive around traffic to get to the course.

After the charges were dropped, Gillis released a statement, saying: “I wish Scottie Scheffler and his family all the best.”

Scheffler, who is the No. 1-ranked golfer in the world, went on to shoot 13-under at the PGA Championship, tying him for eighth, eight shots behind winner Xander Schauffele.

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