LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Louisville Mayor Greg Fischer has appointed a special investigator and has ordered additional steps be taken in the case of alleged sexual abuse in the LMPD Explorer Program, according to a release Friday from the Mayor's office. 

Fischer appointed former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, who will conduct a special investigation into the Explorer Program case and actions of other city employees regarding the case. 

The FBI's Louisville Office has also been asked by the mayor to investigate possible federal law violations related to the allegations.

An additional look into all city programs involving children and teenagers has also been ordered by Fischer to determine if the proper steps are in place to protect the city's youth. 

Fischer says the inquiry is necessary as Metro Government offers programs and partners with other organizations involving children and youth. 

This inquiry will also review and recommend national best practices and policies for youth programs in the city, the release states. 

Fischer's office signed a contract with Harvey Friday, who will update the council on his work throughout the process. 

Harvey will conduct interviews, review documents and perform other actions to determine what happened within the Explorer Program, paralleling the criminal investigation underway by LMPD.

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