Lies and video tapes surrounding Scottie Scheffler

The policy of body cameras on police officers has been mandatory since 2020 when plainclothes officers shot a young black woman in her apartment during a failed drug raid

by Andrea Gussoni
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Lies and video tapes surrounding Scottie Scheffler
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Scottie Scheffler will arrive on June 3rd with the same tranquility as strolling through any golf club's streets, as evidenced by her demeanor since her arrest on Friday, May 17th, prior to the second day of the PGA Championship at Valhalla.

The planet seems to agree after the release of a revealing video of the incident and the police department's own confession in Louisville, acknowledging that Officer Bryan Gillis failed to activate his body camera, a violation of the department's policy.

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Immediately, the security body in the state of Kentucky received "corrective measures" as the footage contradicted the offered testimony. "While directing traffic in front of Gate 1, I observed a vehicle traveling in the opposite lane towards me.

I stopped the driver and told them they couldn't continue because a bus was blocking the gate. They demanded entry and proceeded against my instructions. The driver dragged me, and I proceeded to arrest them." However, footage from a fixed camera contradicts the officer's claim.

At no point is it seen that Scheffler dragged the officer. Perhaps, and it's not precisely clear, there might have been minimal contact with the car when he was stopped. Later, he stopped the car and was forced out by the police.

Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal conduct, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from a traffic-directing officer. The charges have not been dropped, but the prevailing opinion is that the golfer did nothing wrong.

"I'm just trying to make it to the exit on time," he told the arresting officers. The policy of body cameras on police officers has been mandatory since 2020 when plainclothes officers shot a young black woman in her apartment during a failed drug raid.

Officer Gillis had previously been suspended on other occasions. In 2013, he was suspended without pay for five days for doing donuts - spinning circles around an axis - with a drunk civilian inside a police car in a parking lot.

He also wrecked his vehicle and failed to appear in court on another occasion. Meanwhile, Scheffler, the world number 1, is playing this week at the Charles Schwab Challenge with 72 strokes, +2, his first over-par opening round of the season.

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