Mayor: Police overtime bill to teen over protest rescinded

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ENGLEWOOD CLIFFS, NJ (AP) — The mayor of a northern New Jersey town says a bill for police overtime reportedly totaling $2,500 that was sent to a teenager who organized a Black Lives Matter rally last month has been rescinded.

Mayor Mario Kranjac of Englewood Cliffs confirmed the action to the Associated Press on Saturday without additional comment.

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NJ Advance Media had reported Friday that Emily Gil, 18, received a letter earlier this month from the mayor seeking payment of $2,499.26 “for the police overtime caused by your protest.”

A civil liberties advocate called the move “shocking.”