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*LAPD says the department is investigating if any of its active members were involved in a recent song parody mocking the fatal police shooting of Michael Brown, CBS Los Angeles reports.

On Tuesday, TMZ posted a clip of the song allegedly performed by Gary Fishell, a private investigator, at a charity event organized by a retired Los Angeles Police Department officer.

According to the website, the video was taken at the Elks Lodge in Glendale last week. The song was a parody of “Bad, Bad Leroy Brown.” The changed lyrics include:

And he’s bad, bad Michael Brown
Baddest thug in the whole damn town
Badder than old King Kong
Meaner than a junkyard dog

Two men took to fightin’
And Michael punched in through the door
And Michael looked like some old Swiss cheese
His brain was splattered on the floor

And he’s dead, dead Michael Brown
Deadest man in the whole damn town
His whole life’s long gone
Deader than a roadkill dog

TMZ says the event was the capper for a charity golf event thrown by retired LAPD Officer Joe Myers, a 32-year veteran who left the force in 2007.

The website says, when Fishell allegedly started mocking Brown’s death, no one spoke up to stop it.

Late Tuesday afternoon, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck said via Twitter:

1/2 I am aware of the video released via TMZ. Like many of you, I find it offensive & absurd. It does not reflect the values of the #LAPD.

— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) December 24, 2014

2/2 I have directed our Professional Standards Bureau to look into this & determine if any active department employees were involved.

— Chief Charlie Beck (@LAPDChiefBeck) December 24, 2014
Fishell’s attorney to TMZ said: “Fishell now realizes the song was off color and in poor taste.” The statement continued: “He’s a goofball who writes funny songs.”

The Elks Lodge points out that the event was not organized by the venue. Even so, they released a statement, which read in part:

“The Glendale Elks Lodge does not condone activities which are offensive or insensitive in nature. This incident is currently under investigation by lodge officers and immediate action will be taken against those responsible.”