On August 3, 2020, a former BOP Correctional Officer previously assigned to the BOP’s Metropolitan Correctional Center in San Diego, California, was sentenced to 3 years of probation for one count of making a false statement to a government agency. Leonard Carlucci was sentenced in the Southern District of California. According to the factual statement in support of the guilty plea, on or about November 24, 2016, Carlucci observed an inmate kicking the Plexiglas panels inserted between the steel bars on the front of the inmate’s cell while the inmate was secured and locked in his cell, which resulted in an escalated verbal confrontation. Carlucci deployed his oleoresin capsicum (O.C.) spray against the inmate through the cell’s steel door food slot requiring the inmate to receive medical attention. At the time Carlucci deployed the O.C. spray, the inmate had retreated to the rear of his cell and was no longer kicking the front Plexiglas panels. However, in an after-action memorandum and in an official BOP incident report prepared on November 24, 2016, Carlucci intentionally, knowingly, and willfully falsely wrote that he deployed the O.C. spray because he believed that the inmate was attempting to breach the cell. During his OIG interview, Carlucci admitted that he willfully made material false statements about his use of force in the two official BOP reports and that he deployed the O.C. spray because he was mad as the inmate continuously aggravated him. The investigation was conducted by the OIG’s San Diego Domicile Office.