The Louisville police officer who arrested Scotty Scheffler had previously been suspended

The police officer who put world No. 1 golfer Scottie Scheffler in handcuffs has a lengthy disciplinary record that includes multiple suspensions, employment records revealed Thursday.

Detective Brian Gillis Scheffler was taken into custody on May 17 when the golfer sought to enter Valhalla Golf Club while police were investigating a fatal accident nearby.

Scheffler confirmed that he was following police instructions on how to drive to the club. But the police who arrested him said Scheffler did not follow instructions.

Photo: 2024 PGA Championship - Second Round (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Photo: 2024 PGA Championship – Second Round (Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

City officials said that further complicates the matter Gillis did not activate his body-worn camera When he faced Schaeffler.

The only footage so far appears to have come from A Band car dashboard camera And a Post on the side of the road Both sets of videos do not clearly show what led to Schaeffler being placed in handcuffs.

The Louisville Metro Police Department released that footage and Gillis’ personnel records on Thursday.

Gillis was suspended for five days on charges of “inappropriate conduct” for driving “an intoxicated civilian in your police vehicle” and “attempting to make ‘doughnuts’ in a commercial parking lot,” according to a September 18, 2013, memo by Then President Steve Conrad.

He was also disciplined for pursuing “a vehicle that did not commit a violent felony or be wanted on a warrant,” according to a June 9, 2021, warrant. Then-President Erica Shields.

Gillis was found “at fault” for incidents on May 22, 2021 and August 6, 2019, which resulted in him being verbally reprimanded.

Gillis was also found to be “at fault” in an accident on December 1, 2013, which resulted in a verbal reprimand and mandatory driver training.

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The officer was suspended for one day in 2010 and 2011 for failing to appear in court. This was followed by a four-day ban in 2012 for persistent failure to appear in court, documents showed.

However, Gillis received praise for being among seven officers who went “above and beyond” the call of duty on a “high-intensity traffic enforcement detail” which “culminated in the issuance of an astonishing 108 citations (114 counts, 1 DUI arrest) out of 201 citations.” Released during the four-hour runtime on September 16, 2021.

A representative of River City Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 614, the union that will represent LMPD investigators, could not immediately be reached for comment Thursday.

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