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Scottie Scheffler PGA Championship arrest video to be released by Louisville Police

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg and Louisville Police Chief Jacqueline Gwynn Villarroel are expected to provide an update on Scottie Scheffler’s arrest at the PGA Championship on Thursday.

A press conference is scheduled for 11:30 a.m. ET, where Police Chief Gwynn Villarroel will announce the results of his investigation into the incident involving Scheffler and Officer Brian Gillis.

Additionally, the chief and mayor plan to release “all currently available video footage regarding the incident.”

Sportsnet’s Adam Stanley first broke the news.

Scheffler’s arrest shocked the sports world in the early morning hours of May 17th.

Scheffler, a two-time Masters champion, tried to avoid traffic and enter Valhalla’s main gate. He acknowledged other PGA Tour players had done the same thing, but Scheffler made a “huge miscommunication” with police. Given the time of day and wet weather conditions, witnesses at the scene, especially Jeff Darlington of ESPN, Reported the newsand also reported difficulty seeing.

However, this all happened due to an unfortunate tragedy that occurred early on Friday morning.

John Mills, a security guard employed by the PGA of America, lost his life in a horrific accident involving a shuttle bus at approximately 5 a.m. The accident led to an increased police presence, miles of traffic backed up and confusion for players trying to get onto the course for the second round.

Police arrested Scheffler about an hour later, around 6 a.m., and Darlington broke the news shortly after.

The Department of Corrections then took a photo of Scheffler wearing a jumpsuit, which quickly went viral.

Police later released a police report charging Scheffler with four counts, including a felony count of assault on a police officer. But the same report also noted that “Detective Gillis’ pants, valued at approximately $80, were damaged beyond repair,” a detail that went viral online, adding fuel to the fire.

Police later released Scheffler at 8:40 a.m. ET, and Scheffler returned to Valhalla 57 minutes before his tee time for the second round. Scheffler shot a five-under 66 on Friday to ultimately finish in a tie for eighth place in the PGA Championship.

This week, Scheffler will compete in the Charles Schwab Challenge in Fort Worth, Texas. He will take to the first tee with Keegan Bradley and Billy Horschel at 1:45 p.m. ET on Thursday, two hours after a scheduled news conference with Louisville officials.

Jack Mirko is a golf staff writer for SB Nation’s Playing Through. Be sure to check it out @_PlayingThrough For more golf articles, follow us on Twitter @jack_milko In the same way.

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