Breaking: Charges Have Been DROPPED – He’s Free to Go

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PGA golfer Scottie Scheffler recently got himself into some trouble with the law.

While trying to enter a club for a tournament, he was arrested and sent to jail.

After evaluating the case, prosecutors have decided to drop all charges.

Free to Go

The incident that took pace was due to roads being shutdown after a volunteer for the tournament was struck and killed by a shuttle bus.

As Scheffler was trying to get in to the club, he stated that an officer had instructed him to drive in the wrong way against traffic to enter.

Scheffler was approaching the gate when an officer could be seen running to the car and reaching inside Scheffler’s vehicle.

The officer claimed that he was then drug by Scheffler, sustaining injuries, but the video from a distance did not show that.

Not only that, the officer did not have his bodycam on, so there was no way to verify the officer’s story, and he was eventually disciplined for having violated policy.

Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell dropped the charges, stating, “The evidence we reviewed supports the conclusion that Detective ​​Bryan Gillis was concerned for public safety at the scene when he initiated contact with Mr. Scheffler.

“However, Mr. Scheffler’s actions and the evidence surrounding their exchange and during this misunderstanding do not satisfy the elements of any criminal offenses.”

The officer, while still insisting that Scheffler injured him, responded to the charges being dropped, stating, “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.”

Scheffler’s attorney, however, blew up on the courthouse steps after the ruling was made, stating, “No, here’s what happened…

“He is being interrogated after the most stressful situation of his life.

“And an officer is actually asking him leading questions and trying to get him to agree with them.

“And that’s why you don’t talk to the police because they are going to try to put words in your mouth! That’s exactly what they did.

“He didn’t have to speak, but again, he asked to talk to the officer.

“He wanted to explain to him what happened.

“However, they are trying to get him to confess to something that he didn’t do, and the video evidence shows he didn’t do it.”

Sometimes you just take the win, and that is what Scheffler’s attorney should have done.

In the end, the right decision was made, and now Scheffler can finally move on.

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