LOS ANGELES – Congratulations to California Statewide Law Enforcement Association (CSLEA) Member and California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Medical Device Safety Unit Investigator Stacey Nishikawa-Masters for her recognition at the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Central District of California 14th Annual Law Enforcement Awards on June 26, 2015.
Investigator Nishikawa-Masters, a fellow CDPH investigator and two supervising investigators were honored for their work in a federal case dubbed "Operation Cat Eyes." In November 2014, their Los Angeles area investigation lead to criminal charges against 12 people and businesses accused of illegally selling cosmetic contact lenses, some of which were contaminated with dangerous pathogens.
"Investigator Nishikawa-Masters and every investigator on Operation Cat Eyes worked to protect consumers from harm," said CSLEA President Alan Barcelona. "They work daily to protect us and yet most Californians have no idea about the work they do."
The annual awards ceremony recognized more than 200 federal, state and local agents, officers, and investigators who worked on U.S. Attorney’s Office cases in the district.