Mayor Fischer, Metro Council release Harvey report on LMPD Explorer program

June 27, 2018

Former U.S. Attorney Kerry B. Harvey, appointed last year by Mayor Greg Fischer and Metro Council to conduct a special investigation into allegations surrounding the Louisville Metro Police Department Explorer program, today submitted his report to the Mayor and the Council. 

The report was redacted pursuant to orders of various courts and other statutes.

The Mayor and Council thanked Mr. Harvey for his service and diligence on this critically important matter.

“I asked for this review because it is important that we know what happened in the handling of these disturbing allegations,” said Mayor Greg Fischer. “If mistakes were made, if policies and procedures are inadequate, we will make the necessary changes to ensure our children are protected.”

Council President David James said: “I am pleased to have the report produced by Mr. Harvey finally released to the public.  I look forward to the Public Safety Committee’s review of the report with the goal of providing a complete understanding of how the LMPD Explorer program operated, who all was involved and what we as a government are going to do to make sure children are protected and that this kind of situation never happens again.”

Mr. Harvey’s final bill for the review totaled $141,743. That amount included the original contract estimate of $50,000 and two amendments totaling $91,743.  Legal contracts are often amended during the course of such work, and in this case, Mr. Harvey was instructed to pursue any and all issues and interview as many people as necessary in order to give the Mayor, the Council and the citizens of Louisville a comprehensive and detailed analysis of the Explorer matter.  

Jeff Mosley, the city’s general counsel, noted that Mr. Harvey and his team performed the work at a 40 percent discount off their normal rate.  Mr. Harvey also did not charge the city for any of his team’s work after April 2018, as his team was compiling and completing their work.

Read the report here: 

https://louisvilleky.gov/sites/default/files/mayors_office/redacted.pdf