"... assaulted and physically punished juvenile detainees, who posed no threat, by spraying them in the face with pepper spray. In some instances, they then shut the compliant juveniles in their cells after pepper spraying them to “let them cook,” rather than immediately decontaminating them. Kendrick also encouraged the juvenile detention officers, who unjustifiably assaulted juveniles, to falsify their incident reports to cover up the assaults."Justice Department officials issued statements condemning the actions by corrections officers and said they would not be tolerated. An FBI spokesman was quoted as saying agents were "appalled" at what had been done to minors.