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Conscious Flow Radio


Thursday, November 13, 2008

One in three recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have criminal records




Keovongsa Siharath was arrested in Henry County on charges he punched his stepfather.


Jeffrey Churchill was charged with assault in an altercation with a woman in a mall parking lot.


Calvin Thomas was taken into custody in DeKalb County on a concealed weapons charge.


All three are now officers with the Atlanta Police Department.


More than one-third of recent Atlanta Police Academy graduates have been arrested or cited for a crime, according to a review of their job applications. The arrests ranged from minor offenses such as shoplifting to violent charges including assault. More than one-third of the officers had been rejected by other law enforcement agencies, and more than half of the recruits admitted using marijuana