NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The former executive director of the NYPD Civilian Complaint Review Board will be allowed to move forward with a lawsuit that questions the board’s willingness to punish misuse of stop-and-frisk enforcement.

As WCBS 880’s Marla Diamond reported, the ruling came eight months after Tracy Catapano-Fox filed suit. Her attorney, Michael Willemin, said it keeps intact the heart of the case.

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“(The heart if the case) is that Ms. Catapano-Fox was retaliated against and terminated for her complaints of sexual harassment, as well as collusion with the NYPD and the publication of reports with false statistics,” Willemin said.

Catapano-Fox, who was appointed by former Mayor Michael Bloomberg, singled out CCRB Chairman Richard Emery. She accused him of altering stop-and-frisk tactics and helping cover up the NYPD’s failure to carry out unlawful stops.

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The judge sided with the city in throwing out Catapano-Fox’s claim that she was retaliated against.