Albany’s police chief is defending the way his department handled its investigation into a teacher who was arrested on suspicion of molestation but committed suicide before he was charged with a crime.
Parents, students and staff gathered outside Albany Middle School Tuesday morning to mourn the passing of a sixth-grade teacher who was found dead of an apparent suicide on Monday after being arrested on suspicion of molestation.
The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department is investigating the death of James Izumizaki as a possible suicide.
A sixth-grade teacher at Albany Middle School who was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14 hasn’t been charged because the case remains under investigation.
A sixth-grade teacher was arrested Wednesday morning in Albany on suspicion of performing a lewd act with a child under 14, police said.