The police chief at a California university under fire after officers pepper-sprayed student protesters is a former Kennewick police sergeant.
Chief Annette Spicuzza was placed on administrative leave by officials at the University of California-Davis. Two campus officers also were put on leave.
Eleven students who were pepper-sprayed were Occupy Wall Street protesters, The Associated Press said.
Spicuzza worked for Kennewick police from 1991-96 and was promoted to sergeant in 1994, after starting her police career in Chicago.
She was a DARE officer and was the first-ever officer from Eastern Washington to become a full-time instructor at the state police academy, said Herald archives.
When Spicuzza left Kennewick in 1996, she joined the Federal Way Police Department, then became assistant chief at the University of Washington in 2000.
She has been chief at UC Davis since 2005.