Seems the economic crunch is forcing some employers to be more lenient when it comes to who they accept in their ranks. In fact, more than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a prior crime, reports the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The news came from a review of job applications. The crimes ranged from minor offenses to extreme charges including assault. Surprisingly, Atlanta police admits that it isn’t so simple to find candidates who are squeaky clean and that for more than a decade they’ve been unsuccessful in trying to grow the department. Atlanta Police Lieutenant Elder Dancy said: "We would like, in an ideal world, to see every applicant with a clean record, but obviously that's not reality…"