Scottie Scheffler
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Earlier on Wednesday, Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell announced that charges against Scottie Scheffler have been dropped.

This stems from an incident in Louisville ahead of Round 2 of the 2024 PGA Championship on May 17. Scheffler was arrested after allegedly ignoring a police barrier, reportedly dragging a police officer multiple yards before being pulled from his car.

Ever since videos were released relating to the incident, actions from Louisville Metro police officer Bryan Gillis have come into question. He even faced disciplinary action by not turning on his body-worn camera during the incident. Earlier on Wednesday, a new damning video emerged prior to charges being completely dropped against Scheffler.

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Scottie Scheffler Has Perfect Statement After Charges Are Dropped

Scott Scheffler
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Scheffler is among the most-respected individuals in the sport of golf. He’s seen as easy going and a bit laid back. That’s why news of his arrest two weeks ago caught a ton of people by surprise.

Staying true to form, Scheffler had the perfect response to charges being dropped. He also let his lawyer, Steve Romines, make a more stern statement.

Romines was not anywhere near as diplomatic in his response to reporters on Wednesday.

“Here’s what happened. He was being interrogated after the most stressful situation of his life. The officer is actually asking him leading questions and trying to get him to agree with him. That’s why you don’t talk to police!”

Statement from Scottie Scheffler attorney

Scheffler was originally charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from an officer directing traffic. He faced jail time if convicted.

Now, this situation is completely behind him.

As for the Louisville Metro Police Department, they continue to make headlines for all the wrong reasons.

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