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Louisville Police: Video of Scottie Scheffler’s arrest, details to be released Thursday

Louisville Police: Video of Scottie Scheffler’s arrest, details to be released Thursday

The Louisville Metro Police Department on Thursday is expected to release video footage of Scottie Scheffler’s arrest during last week’s PGA Championship.

The department said it will also provide an update on its internal investigations surrounding the world No. 1 case at 11:30 a.m. ET, during a news conference with Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg and LMPD Chief Jacqueline Gwen Villarruel. LMPD said it would also address any “policy violations” in connection with Scheffler’s case at that time.

said Stephen Romines, Schaeffler’s attorney The athlete Pole camera footage of Scheffler’s arrest will be released outside the PGA Championship, and the video will be consistent with Scheffler’s statements about the incident thus far.

“My situation will be dealt with. It was a chaotic situation and a huge misunderstanding,” Schaeffler said Friday after being released from prison in time to serve his time at Valhalla Golf Club.

Romines declined to comment further on the impending shootout. Greenberg previously said the Louisville police officer who detained Scheffler did not have his body camera.

Louisville police arrested Scheffler shortly after 6 a.m. Friday after he tried to weave around traffic caused by a fatal crash earlier that morning.

According to the arrest report, Scheffler was driving eastbound while attempting to steer his vehicle into a westbound lane. Detective Brian Gillis tried to order Scheffler to stop, but he stepped forward, the report states, “and pulled Detective Gillis to the ground.” Scheffler faces charges of second-degree assault on a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and ignoring traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.

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“When they got me out of the car — like I said, it was very chaotic, and I said, ‘I’m sorry, I’m just trying to get to my tee time,’” Scheffler said Friday. Outside of that, things escalated from there. I made many apologies and such, but like I said, it was chaotic, it was dark, it was raining, and there was a lot of stuff going on. They just had an accident. I didn’t know what happened at the time, except that there had been an accident. I didn’t know it was fatal. Like I said, my heart goes out to the family. But no, at no point did I try to bring myself down to defuse the situation. “I just tried to stay as calm as possible and just follow instructions.”

Schaeffler is scheduled to be arraigned on June 3.

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