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Police Investigating Whether Proper Protocol Followed In Scottie Scheffler Arrest

Louisville police officials are looking into whether proper protocols were followed in the arrest of PGA star Scottie Scheffler, the world's No. 1-ranked golfer, following a fatal traffic accident last week, the city's mayor said.

Scheffler was making his way to the PGA Championship when he allegedly attempted to get around an accident that took the life of a man working at the event.

Louisville Mayor Craig Greenberg said police chief Jacquelyn Gwinn-Villaroel will address the investigation later this week.

"I think that's critically important that we do that, not just in high-profile events like [those that] took place on Friday, but on a regular basis," Greenberg said, according to the Louisville Courier-Journal. "And if policies are not being followed, there will be transparency about that. There will be action taken."

Meanwhile, the Louisville Metro Police Department blew off a request for comment from ESPN.

"We will advise and notify the media when it is appropriate, and plans are finalized," it said in a statement to the outlet.

Anyway, one of the officers involved in Scheffler's arrest reportedly failed to turn on his body cam. That would be a violation of protocol if so. It may not mean much in the big scheme of things, but it could, too.

"From my understanding, based on the facts I am aware of right now, I understand why body cam may not have been turned on at the initial contact between Officer Gillis and Mr. Scheffler," Greenberg said Tuesday. "I still have questions about why it was not on during Mr. Scheffler's arrest."

Scheffler allegedly hit and dragged a police officer as he tried to make his way to the tournament in Louisville. His attorney told ESPN that Scheffler intends to enter a not-guilty plea.