VIDEO: Man claims to be officer as police surround wife's car after chase

Published: Jan. 22, 2015 at 1:50 AM EST|Updated: Jan. 22, 2015 at 11:56 AM EST
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NORTH CHARLESTON (WCSC) - Newly released video shows a 34-year-old man telling police officers, who were surrounding his wife's car at the time, that he is an officer with the Charleston Police Department.

Investigators arrested the man identified as Calvin Logan and charged him with interfering with police and impersonating a police officer.

Logan's charges stem from a Jan. 15 incident when a North Charleston police officer attempted to pull over his wife, Jamelia Logan, who was allegedly speeding on Deerwood Drive.

The video shows the officer asking several times for Jamelia Logan's driver's license and registration to which Logan refused, and told the officer that she did nothing wrong.

Police say during the traffic stop, Logan told the officer that he had "nothing else to do" with his time "than stop black people."

According to police, at one point during the stop, Logan sped away with the officer still in the open doorway of the car; the video shows the officer able to free himself.

Officers reported that a brief pursuit then started which ended at a CVS parking lot when Logan parked her car.

As officers surrounded the car, video shows Calvin Logan exiting a nearby vehicle, walking up to a police officer and telling him he was "Officer Logan with the Charleston Police Department."

Law enforcement is then seen converging on Calvin Logan and telling him to get on the ground as he is telling officers that the woman in the car is his wife.

Video shows officers then approach Jamelia Logan's car, take her out of the vehicle and detain her.

North Charleston police contacted the Charleston Police Department and verified that Calvin Logan was not a certified officer and was a civilian employee of the department.

Logan told the judge he was an investigative assistant with the police department, and that he did not complete the police academy and had to go back. The judge set Logan free on a personal recognizance bond, which means he was released from jail without having to pay any money.

Logan told Live 5 News on Friday that his wife fled the traffic stop because an officer grabbed her and she felt threatened. In addition, Logan said he is innocent of the charges.

Logan, who was hired on Sept. 2, 2014, was terminated from the Charleston Police Department on Jan. 15, according to CPD spokesman Charles Francis.

Jamelia Logan was charged with speeding, failure to stop for blue lights and siren and resisting arrest while armed with a deadly weapon, which police say originates when Logan tried to take off during the traffic stop with the officer standing in the open doorway of the vehicle.

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