Detective who arrested Scottie Scheffler breaks his silence after golfer has ALL charges dropped following arrest at PGA Championship

Bryan Gillis – the Louisville Police Detective who arrested Scottie Scheffler at Valhalla earlier this month – has fumed over his ‘honesty and integrity’ being challenge after all charges against the World No 1 golfer were dropped on Wednesday.

Scheffler had faced four charges, including second-degree assault of a police officer, following the dramatic events of May 17; when he was arrested and led away in handcuffs after arriving for the second round of the PGA Championship. 

The 27-year-old was accused of speeding away in his car when told to pull over by officers – and dragging Gillis to the ground in the process – before he was arrested and booked into jail in an astonishing series of events.

On Wednesday, however, Scheffler was cleared of all charges after the Jefferson County Attorney’s office filed a motion to dismiss the case, admitting his claim that it was all a misunderstanding ‘is corroborated by the evidence’.

After the attorney’s office decided not to pursue criminal action, Gillis has released a statement in which he praises the golf star for agreeing to move on from the incident while also paying tribute to the family of John Mills – the 69-year-old who was struck by a bus and killed outside Valhalla before Scheffler’s arrest.

Louisville Police Detective Bryan Gillis has broken his silence after all charges against Scottie Scheffler were dropped 

Scheffler was arrested on his way into the PGA Championship at Valhalla earlier this month

Scheffler was arrested on his way into the PGA Championship at Valhalla earlier this month 

‘A tragic incident occurred, and the family of Mr. Mills remains in my family’s thoughts and prayers,’ he said in a statement. ‘This was a chaotic situation for everyone involved. Ensuring the safety of everyone in the vicinity was my utmost priority.

‘Mr. Scheffler and I both agree that there will be no ill will over this going forward. Instead of giving a negative public reaction, he chose to speak with dignity, humility and respect. My family and I appreciate that.


‘It was unfortunate and disturbing to hear Steve Romines’ commentary today claiming that a “false arrest” was made and for him to challenge my honesty and integrity. I’d be surprised and disappointed if Mr. Scheffler actually had any part in making those statements. To be clear, I was drug by the car, I went to the ground, and I received visible injuries to my knees and wrist. I’m going to recover from it, and it will be ok. This is the extent of my commentary on the incident. The reality is that there are more important things in the world right now than a back-and-forth over this. A person lost his life that day, and a family lost a loved one.

‘At the end of the day, I take pride in working for the people in the community to preserve their safety. I’ve spent two decades trying to protect this city through some challenging times. And I would like to keep doing so without the distractions caused by this series of events.

‘I wish Scottie Scheffler and his family all the best.’

He then added: ‘PS… Yes, the department has us buying freaking $80 pants. To those concerned, they were indeed ruined. But Scottie, it’s all good. I never would’ve guessed I’d have the most famous pair of pants in the country for a few weeks because of this. Take care and be safe.’

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