Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg has announced Scottie Scheffler’s charges are not being dropped

Scottie Scheffler was arrested ahead of his second round at the PGA Championship; Scheffler ended the week tied-eighth as Xander Schauffele claimed maiden major title at Valhalla; world No 1’s arraignment has been pushed back to Monday June 3

   Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg has announced Scottie Scheffler’s charges are not being dropped, with the intention to “let the legal process play out”, while police officials added detective Bryan Gillis has received “corrective action” for a policy violation.

Scheffler was arrested by Louisville Metro Police on Friday morning after trying to drive into Valhalla Golf Club in heavy traffic caused by an earlier unrelated accident, events he described as “a big misunderstanding” following “a very chaotic situation”.

   The 27-year-old was taken away by police in handcuffs before being released in time to return for the second round, with Scheffler facing charges of second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

   Speaking on Thursday, Mayor Greenberg confirmed no charges have been dropped, with police officials adding detective Gillis has received “corrective action” for his failure to turn on his body camera at the time of the incident, which was a violation of LMPD policy.

“Detective Gillis should have turned on his body-worn camera but did not,” Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel said.
“Your failure to comply is a violation of LMPD uniform and equipment policy.

“Detective Gillis was instructed by his superiors. “We understand the seriousness of our failure to capture this interaction, as our officer was charged with violating this policy,” Mayor Greenberg said. . . And that’s what we do. We’re going to make it happen.

   Brandel Chamblee and Paul McGinley struggle to recover from trouble after being released from jail just hours before Scheffler’s departure on the second day
the news conference, attorney Scheffler’s Steve Romines reiterated his belief that his client “did nothing wrong” and will go to trial if the charge of assaulting a police officer is not dismissed..

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