Cop involved in Scottie Scheffler arrest disciplined by Louisville PD for having body cam off

"We understand the seriousness of the failure to capture this interaction, which is why our officer has received corrective action for this policy violation."

Jarryd Jaeger Vancouver, BC

On Thursday, Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel announced that one of the officers on the scene of top golfer Scottie Scheffler's arrest earlier this month has been reprimanded for failing to turn on his body camera

It was revealed that Detective Bryan Gillis received "corrective action" from his supervisor for failing to adhere to the policy, which mandates that the cameras be on at all times while law enforcement action is being performed. 

"Detective Gillis should have turned on his body-worn camera, but did not," Gwinn-Villaroel said during a press conference. "His failure to do so is a violation of the LMPD policy on uniforms and equipment, subject category: body worn camera, and he was sustained for a violation of the policy 4.31.6 procedures and 4.31.7 operations." 

"We understand the seriousness of the failure to capture this interaction, which is why our officer has received corrective action for this policy violation," she added. "This corrective action has been notated on a performance observation form, which is in line with our disciplinary protocol and practices. We respect the judicial process, and we will allow the course to proceed accordingly." 

Standing alongside Gwinn-Villaroel, Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg reiterated that it was "critically important for our police department to have evidence to maintain the community's trust, to be transparent." 
"LMPD needs to be focused on reducing the amount of violent crime in our city, reducing the amount of gun violence, protecting and keeping people safe," he added. "That is what they do every day. That's what they've done since last Friday when they were working with the detail out at Valhalla and on Shelbyville Road, and that's what they will continue to do." 
Scheffler was arrested on May 17 after he allegedly attempted to avoid traffic caused by an earlier accident while on his way to the PGA Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville. 
He faces charges of third-degree criminal mischief, second-degree assault of a police officer, reckless driving, and disregarding traffic signals from an officer directing traffic.   

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