Charges dismissed against Scotty Scheffler

LOUISVILLE, Ky. – All charges against professional golfer Scotty Scheffler have been dropped.

Jefferson County District Attorney Mike O’Connell and Scheffler’s attorney Steve Romins appeared in Jefferson County Circuit Court and agreed to dismiss the charges.

Scheffler was arrested at the Valhalla Golf Club after a separate incident on May 17 in which a bus struck and killed salesman John Mills as he was crossing Shelbyville Road in Louisville. He was charged with assaulting a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding a traffic officer.

LMPD Detective Brian Gillis was the officer who arrested Scheffler. He did not turn on his body camera when he encountered Scheffler and arrested the golfer. Police Chief Jacqueline Gwin-Villaroel said the failure to turn on the body camera violated LMPD policy and said Gillis was counseled by her supervisor, but then added, “We understand the seriousness of this failure to interact, which is why our officer took corrective action. for violating this policy.”

Gwynn-Villaroel did not say what corrective action was taken against Gillis, only that it was written up and placed in his personnel file and that it was “consistent with our disciplinary protocol and practices.”

Scheffler was not in court.

This is a developing story. We will add more details as they become available.

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