October 23, 1990 |
Mayor David N. Dinkins cut his own salary and that of nearly 700 other New York City bureaucrats by 5% in a move reflecting the city's financial woes. The cut will trim the mayor's $130,000 annual salary by $6,500. Dinkins also froze salaries for 4,000 other managerial employees for a total estimated savings of more than $4 million.
March 16, 1999 |
Former New York Mayor David N. Dinkins and two congressmen were among 14 people arrested as they protested last month's fatal police shooting of an unarmed West African immigrant. Reps. Charles B. Rangel and Gregory Meeks, both Democrats, as well as the Rev. Al Sharpton, were part of those arrested at police headquarters and charged with criminal trespass. Police fired 41 shots at Amadou Diallo on Feb. 4, hitting him 19 times.
August 7, 1990 |
Mayor David N. Dinkins ordered the hiring of 1,058 new police officers for expanded street patrols to combat "a surge in violence" in New York City. Among recent violent incidents have been the slayings of four children by stray bullets and the murders of 19 cab drivers. The mayor said he "scraped, scratched and squeezed" to find $24 million in the $27.8-billion fiscal 1991 city budget to pay for the officers. The police force now numbers 26,000.
January 24, 1990 |
Mayor David N. Dinkins has asked that an outside counsel be appointed to investigate some of his activities as Manhattan borough president. Susan E. Shepard, whom Dinkins appointed as city commissioner of investigation, told the City Council's Committee on Rules, Privileges and Elections that the mayor had told her to appoint an independent counsel.
January 11, 1991 |
Investigators said they found no evidence of criminal wrongdoing by New York Mayor David N. Dinkins in the transfer of stock to his son. But they said that efforts to authenticate a handwritten letter as proof of the sale were inconclusive. "We have not cleared him. We have simply concluded the evidence is legally insufficient to warrant a criminal prosecution," said independent city investigator Elkan Abramowitz.
September 25, 1989 |
Mayoral candidate David N. Dinkins was shaken up but not seriously injured after he was involved in an auto accident en route to a campaign appearance Sunday, an aide said. "Basically it was a bump on the head," said Stanley Davis, deputy press secretary for Dinkins, who is Manhattan borough president. Dinkins and three others were riding in a car that was broadsided by another auto. Dinkins was the winner of the Democratic mayoral primary this month.