Civilian Police Department employee fired after identifying himself as officer

Calvin Logan

A civilian Charleston Police Department employee was fired Thursday after authorities say he interfered with a North Charleston traffic stop involving his wife and identified himself as a police officer.

Calvin C. Logan, 34, is charged with interfering with police and impersonating a police officer. Police spokesman Charles Francis said Logan was an investigative assistant at the department and was hired Sept. 2.

According to a North Charleston Police Department report, Logan’s wife, Jamelia Logan, 31, was stopped on Shadow Lane for driving 39 mph in a 25-mph zone and refused to give officers her license and registration.

She also argued with the officer, who tried to arrest her, and then sped away while the officer was holding onto her arm and while the driver’s side door was open. At the time, she was on her cellphone dictating to someone what was going on, according to the report.

She led police on a pursuit but eventually stopped in the parking lot of a CVS.

About that time, Calvin Logan also appeared and interrupted the officer, telling him that he was also an officer and that the woman in the vehicle was his wife, the report states.

She was charged with resisting arrest with a deadly weapon, speeding and failure to stop for blue lights.

Calvin Logan also was arrested after telling officers that he was in the military and that he was “almost done with being a police officer.”

Francis confirmed that Calvin Logan went to the police academy but said he was not a police officer.

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