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Terry Collins

OUTLET: Associated Press

Terry Collins is a reporter for the Associated Press who covers criminal justice a.k.a. “Mayhem” across the San Francisco Bay Area-Northern California region. He has written about several issues including the nationwide effort by top law enforcement officials to thwart the billion-dollar epidemic of smartphone thefts; the ongoing saga of the Oakland Police Department to avoid a federal takeover; Occupy Oakland, the international reaction to the Oscar Grant fatal shooting in Oakland and the unprecedented near-ouster of the San Francisco Sheriff by his fellow city leaders.

Terry previously worked at the Minneapolis Star-Tribune where he wrote a critically-acclaimed series on the aftermath of the deadly shootings at Red Lake High School. He also was a member of a team that won numerous national awards for “Borrowing Trouble,” a series that focused on the rise of payday lenders in Minnesota. Terry was also a reporter at the Kansas City Star. In 2013, Terry became a noted John Jay College of Criminal Justice Langeloth Fellow and he also served as a judge for the prestigious National Headliner Awards.

Collins is also president of the Bay Area Black Journalists Association.

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