Photos of 'Ripped pants' and injuries of Scottie Scheffler’s arresting officer released to the public

Scottie Scheffler, and his arresting officer
Scottie Scheffler, and his arresting officer's ripped pants (Image via Getty, Image via X @/NUCLRGolf)

Golf fans around the world were shocked by Scottie Scheffler's arrest during the PGA Championship's second round. The unexpected incident, which took place on May 17, recently received a new update, with photos of arresting officer Bryan Gillis' 'ripped pants' and injuries being released to the public.

Earlier this year, Scottie Scheffler got arrested in Lousville while he was heading to the Valhalla Golf Course on the second day of the PGA Championship. The road leading to the golf course was blocked following a fatal pedestrian crash. However, Scheffler was seen 'disrupting the traffic flow' while trying to make his way down to the course.

Officer Bryan Gillis of the Louisville Metro Police Department, who tried to stop Scheffler at the time, said in the report that Scheffler's moving car caused him a wrist injury, a leg injury, as well as rips in his $80 pants. The photos associated with these claims were recently released to the public.

Scottie Scheffler was charged with second-degree assault of a police officer, third-degree criminal mischief, reckless driving and disregarding signals from officers directing traffic, according to CBS.

The photos with regard to officer Bryan Gillis' claims were released after due legal process from the LMPD.


All charges against Scottie Scheffler dropped, neither side to pursue legal action

Scottie Scheffler's arraignment date was set as June 3, nearly three weeks after the incident took place. During this time, the Louisville Metro PD initially announced that it would not be dropping charges against the World No. 1 golfer, and that due legal process would be followed.

However, the Louisville Metro PD recently announced that it would be dropping all its charges against Scottie Scheffler, since the incident cannot be corroborated. The charges against the World No. 1 golfer might have been dropped, but he is still dealing with the fairly traumatic experience of the same.

Speaking via Fox News, Scheffler recalled at the Memorial Tournament:

"To be honest with you, it’s not something I love reliving, just because it was fairly traumatic for me being arrested going into the golf course. It was definitely a bit of a relief, but not total relief because that's something that will always kind of stick with me."

Despite the incident dragging on for quite a long time and having a significant impact on Scheffler, he has decided not to sue Louisville, or the PD.

"I did not want to have to pursue legal action against Louisville, because at the end of the day, the people of Louisville are then going to have to pay for the mistakes of their police department, and that just doesn't seem right."

While Scheffler is not entirely over the incident yet, he hopes that continuing on with his routine will help him forget the past.

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Edited by Pratham K Sharma
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