Louisville Police Disciplined The Detective Who Arrested World No. 1 Golfer Scottie Scheffler Last Week


Louisville Police disciplined the detective who arrested World No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler last week for not activating his body-worn camera at the time of the arrest, Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said Thursday.

Detective Bryan Gillis “should have turned on his body-worn camera, but did not,” she said. “His failure to do so is a violation of the LMPD policy on uniforms and equipment, subject category body-worn camera.”

The police chief said Gillis violated policy because he did not have his body-worn camera “operationally ready” as required. The detective has received “corrective action,” the chief said, though the specifics of that discipline were not made clear.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said they are not aware of any video footage that captures the initial interaction between police and Scheffler, but they are releasing video from a fixed pole camera and a police dash cam. The mayor praised the police chief for working quickly and with transparency in the internal investigation.

“Activating body-worn cameras is critically important for our police department to have evidence, to maintain community trust, to be transparent,” he said.

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