10/6/2014 – Represented former Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against former CCRB Chairman Richard Emery

Mr. Wigdor represented Ms. Tracy Catapano-Fox, the former Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, who alleged that the CCRB – New York City’s watchdog over police misconduct – failed to police its own Board Members and Chairperson. Ms. Catapano-Fox was terminated on October 6, 2014, however according to her complaint she was fired only because she attempted to curb sexual harassment committed by Board Member Bishop Taylor and discriminatory and unlawful conduct perpetrated by Chairman Richard Emery. As alleged in the complaint, Bishop Taylor sexually harassed multiple female CCRB employees while Chairman Richard Emery colluded with the NYPD to conceal the prevalence of unlawful “stop and frisk” arrests and proposed investigative techniques that discriminate against minorities who have been abused by the NYPD. Ms. Catapano-Fox says that she was terminated in retaliation for making complaints regarding this conduct.