The university placed Spillane on paid administrative leave “pending the outcome of a university investigation,” Georgia State spokeswoman Andrea Jones said in a statement.
“The university takes this matter very seriously. We understand the severity of the offense, especially when it is committed by a law enforcement officer.”
Spillane was a deputy chief with the Atlanta Police Department when he was named GSU’s police chief in October 2016.
He stepped into that role after the former chief was removed following a double shooting and a handful of robberies on campus.
Spillane, who lives in Atlanta, has been out on $2,004 bond since the day of his arrest, according to records.
Maj. Brian Lawton, who has worked with GSU police since 2000, is acting as interim chief, Jones said.
In other news:
Police are still searching for the shooter.