Louisville police to review Scottie Scheffler arrest

Louisville police will investigate whether policies were followed correctly in the arrest of world number one Scottie Scheffler at the US PGA Championship.

The 27-year-old was arrested on Friday, May 17 after attempting to enter the Valhalla Golf Club in heavy traffic and his arraignment date was rescheduled for Monday, June 3.

Scheffler was charged with second-degree assault, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and ignoring an officer’s traffic signals, all of which he denies.

It was later learned that the arresting officer, Bryan Gillis, had not activated his body camera video before Scheffler was detained, handcuffed and arrested, even though it was standard operating procedure.

In a statement, Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said: “The internal investigation is still ongoing.

“Any policy violations that are revealed during the course of the investigation will be appropriately addressed in accordance with protocol. The department intends to provide an additional update on the investigation on Thursday, May 23.”

At his weekly press conference, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg added that “action will be taken” if policies are not followed.