Judge considers unsealing Youth Explorer lawsuit

Judge could unseal Explorer Program records

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – With the possibility of unsealing the case, attorney David Yates says his main concern is protecting his client.

His client alleges that a former officer and current officer sexually abused him when he participated in the Louisville Metro Police Youth Explorer Program. 

He also claims that a cover-up took place. Yates says he's not opposed to unsealing the document as long as his client's identity is protected.

Just last week Mayor Greg Fischer announced he hired a former U.S. Attorney to investigate the Explorer program and any potential cover-ups. Yates says he's pleased with the mayor's decision

“I expect the outcry for justice from this community.  I expect nothing less and we embrace that.  What is so disturbing is when this originally came to light and nothing was done.   We have a civil suit and now there's quick action.  We applaud those coming forward now and we will take all the help to make sure we uncover every bad actor,” Yates said.

Yates says he's been in contact with the special investigator in the case. If you have any information Yates asks that you call his office.

It is unclear when or if the lawsuit will be made public. The next hearing is March 30.

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