On October 8, former police officer Francis Livoti will be sentenced by federal judge Shira Scheindlin and could face up to 10 years in prison for violating Anthony Baez's civil rights during a struggle in 1994 that resulted in Baez's death. Livoti, who continues to maintain his innocence, is already serving a seven-month sentence at Rikers Island for a1993 assault. Coming on the heels of last week's $2.94 million settlement of the Baez family's wrongful death suit against the city of New York, it is unclear whether the settlement will have any bearing on Livoti's sentencing this Thursday. But if the city is setting a precedent in dealing with police brutality, activists are... More >>>