By DON AINES
Staff Writer, Martinsburg
MARTINSBURG, W.Va. - A jury deliberated about 6 1/2 hours Tuesday afternoon and Wednesday morning before finding the administrator and a shift supervisor at Eastern Regional Jail had not discriminated against a correctional officer who was fired three years ago.
Myron Logan had sued jail administrator Jerry Detrick and the West Virginia Regional Jail and Correctional Facility Authority, claiming that he was subjected to racial harassment that created a hostile environment. Shift supervisor John Ward was named in the suit for allegedly aiding and abetting in the discrimination against Logan.
Logan, an African-American, also claimed that race was the motivating factor in his firing. According to his attorney, Harley O. Staggers Jr., Logan now works as a correctional officer in Virginia, but is still a resident of Berkeley County.