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LMPD investigating one of its own officers tied to local youth program

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LOUISVILLE, Ky (WDRB)  -- Another Louisville Metro Police officer is under investigation, but the department is being tight-lipped about the investigation.

WDRB has learned that the investigation surrounds an officer connected to LMPD's Explorer Program.

Police tout the program as a way for officers to connect with boys and girls between 14 and 19 years old who are interested in exploring a career in law enforcement.

The department says the Explorer program emphasizes community involvement, character development and leadership.

The Explorers have worked with LMPD during several local events, including Thunder Over Louisville, the Pegasus Parade and Kentucky Oaks and Derby.

Right now, LMPD won't release any details about the investigation, but WDRB News has also learned a search warrant involving an officer has been issued, but the contents of it are sealed.

Again, LMPD won't talk on camera, but they did release this statement

"We continue to stress that allegations of our members involved in criminal wrongdoing are very concerning and something we take quite serious.

Our Public Integrity Unit received information that necessitated an investigation into an officer's behavior surrounding our Youth Explorer Program.

At this time, the case remains an active investigation and to protect the integrity of the investigation we are unable to provide additional details."

We're told LMPD Officer Brandon Wood is under investigation, but the department has not yet connected him with the case involving the Explorer program.

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