Yakima police spokesperson placed on administrative leave

YAKIMA, Wash. -- A high-ranking officer in the Yakima Police Department has been placed on administrative leave.

Captain Rod Light returned from vacation today only to be sent home. Light is the primary spokesperson for the agency.

Chief Dominic Rizzi will only say an internal investigation has been launched to look into a claim of misconduct.

Because of Light's high rank, Rizzi says an outside agency will be hired to look into the matter.

Captain Light could not be reached for comment.