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Officer involved in Scottie Scheffler arrest receives ‘corrective action’ for failing to turn on body camera

Louisville Police Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel stated the officer violated policy by not having his camera in a state of “operational readiness”

By Joanna Putman

LOUISVILLE, Ky. — The Louisville Metro Police Department hosted a press conference to discuss the arrest of PGA golfer Scottie Scheffler and to release videos of the incident, a livestream from the Courier-Journal shows.

LMPD Chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel began by expressing condolences to the family of John Mills, who was killed while working the PGA Championship on May 17. He was struck by a shuttle bus, according to the news conference.

“By all accounts, we have learned that Mr. Mills was known for his kindness and dedication to our community,” Gwinn-Villaroel said.

Gwinn-Villaroel then discussed the failure of the detective involved in the incident to turn on his body camera. She stated that the officer violated policy by not having his camera in a state of “operational readiness,” and that “corrective action” was taken following the incident.

“I also want to take a moment to thank all law enforcement officials around the nation for the work that you do every day, and I’m truly grateful for LMPD’s dedication to keeping this community safe here in Louisville.”

Traffic camera video and dash camera video were released by LMPD, but no other video will be released until the criminal case is concluded, Mayor Craig Greenberg said during the conference.

The conference did not provide further details on the Scheffler’s case, with officials reiterating that the next step of the legal process is set to take place June 3.