Ombudsman, State of Hawaii
What the Hawaii Office of the Ombudsman (audio file) actually did was not an investigation (2). What they completed was a records review of the Department of Agriculture's Misuse Investigation done by Glen Sahara (KA-08-01). This received letter follows the report almost verbatim. The analyst Yvonne Faria did not interview any of the adults that went to the hospital or eye witnesses, and omitted comments of pesticide odors given by interviewed individuals living in the adjacent neighborhood that were included in Glen Sahara's report. They also contacted the individual that filed a request with them to investigate Department of Agriculture's influenced investigation after the first incident in 2006, flippantly asking if he was one of the adults that was taken to the hospital during this Jan. 2008 incident (2). That individual located in a classroom at the opposite end of the campus from where the 2008 drift incident occurred, did not learn of the tragic events that day until the end of the school day. Days after the Jan. 2008 incident as part of their investigation, Department of Agriculture Misuse inspector Ann Kam found it necessary to swab sample his classroom as part of her investigation.
by Rachel Gehrlein - THE GARDEN ISLAND
2. Phone message from Yvonne Faria following up on complaint filed in 2006.