Mayor urges lawmakers to strengthen child abuse reporting

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – Mayor Greg Fischer is urging lawmakers to strengthen child abuse reporting requirements.

Mayor Fischer recently appointed a special investigator to look into sex abuse allegations into the Louisville Metro Police Explorer Program.

The program has been temporarily suspended after claims two police officers had sexually abused a young man for two years.

“We’re going to follow this wherever it takes us. What I want to know is what the truth is and we will hold people accountable all along the way. Where the chips are going to fall, they are going to fall,” he said.

The Mayor is also asking the FBI to investigate potential violations of federal law surrounding the case and ordered a city government-wide inquiry to ensure all city programs involving youth meet national standards.

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