March planned for Columbus Day, demanding NYPD reform

By LOUIS FLORES

This protest banner announcing the NYPD Five Points March was unfurled outside the office of Manhattan District Attorney's Office on September 29.  Source : File Photograph

This protest banner announcing the NYPD Five Points March was unfurled outside the office of Manhattan District Attorney's Office on September 29.  Source : File Photograph

Reform activists calling for an end to brutality, corruption, and discrimination by the New York Police Department have announced plans for a Five Points March for NYPD Reform to be held on Columbus Day, Monday, October 13.

Activists plan to gather at City Hall Park at noon, then march to City Hall, NYPD Headquarters, the U.S. Attorney's Office, the Manhattan District Attorney's Office, before concluding their march outside the New York City Field Office of the Federal Bureau of Investigation.  

According to media advisory, activists will demand an investigative commission into NYPD corruption, including at its Internal Affairs Bureau, the resignation of Commissioner William Bratton, and for an end to the controversial "Broken Windows" approach to policing.