The video of Scheffler's arrest comes to light

The 'Scheffler Case' continues to trend, with even the start of the Charles Schwab Challenge, where the world number one competes, failing to divert public attention

by Andrea Gussoni
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The video of Scheffler's arrest comes to light
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The 'Scheffler Case' continues to trend, with even the start of the Charles Schwab Challenge, where the world number one competes, failing to divert public attention. This Thursday saw the release of the first video depicting the incident that led to Scottie's arrest, and the footage doesn't quite align with the version provided by the arresting officers.

In fact, the mayor of Louisville (Kentucky, USA), where the PGA Championship was held last week, announced that Bryan Gillis, the officer who arrested Scheffler, will be disciplined for failing to activate his body camera.

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"Regarding the findings of our internal investigation, Detective Gillis had an encounter with Mr. Scottie Scheffler. Mr. Gillis should have activated his body camera, but he did not. It was a failure of policy," stated Craig Greenberg, mayor of Louisville and head of the local police, during a press conference on Thursday.

The policy referenced by Greenberg mandates that officers must activate their body cameras before "engaging in all law enforcement activities and encounters," something Gillis failed to do and will be sanctioned for. With the video footage from Gillis still unavailable and the judicial hearing with Scottie Scheffler postponed until June 3rd, the Louisville Police Department released two videos of the American golfer's arrest on Thursday.

In the first video, recorded from a police car, only the two-time Masters champion can be seen being led away in handcuffs. In the second video, captured from a fixed camera at the entrance to the Valhalla golf course, Scheffler's car is seen moving a few meters before stopping and being approached by the officers.

In this footage, Gillis is not visibly being dragged by Scottie's car, as the officer claimed, sustaining damage and burns to his clothes and body. Instead, he appears to pursue the player's vehicle for a few meters before approaching its door. There are more shadows than lights in a case where there are still pending charges to be resolved.

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