My question involves police conduct in the State of: Illinois
Sorry for the long post. If this is the wrong forum place I apologize it all centers around what this detective told me so I am categorizing it with police conduct.
This is the first time that I have had a run in with the police like this other then
regular traffic issues through life.
I wanted to ask advice to if I should expect to be seeing the police again or if this
sounds like it will end with what occurred.
The other night I got a massage at a sketchy place and while leaving like a mile from the place was pulled over for a moving violation. After explaining why I was not compliant with the moving violation, the officer asked me what I was doing in the area and what I was doing back where I had just left. I just said nothing, was driving through, and he kept repeating himself. I finally said if I have done something wrong here, then please arrest me because I don't feel comfortable talking because I did nothing wrong and I see on TV how things can end up with innocent people.
So he goes back to his car, then a plain clothes detective appears at my
window and starts talking to me, saying I have nothing to worry about and that they are just looking to gather information and that I am not under arrest. I told him the same thing, that I had done nothing illegal, that I don't feel comfortable talking with them about this and that I wanted to be arrested and have a lawyer if this was going to go anywhere. He kept saying (and by that time the other cop came back) look Mr. X, calm down if you have nothing to hide then you can answer these questions.
I just kept saying I did nothing illegal and that I don't feel comfortable answering there questions, so they say would you feel more comfortable talking off the road with the lights off. I agreed.
I moved with them and then we kept going over the same things, they said how would I feel if my name was in the papers and I said I did nothing illegal so I would have no problems with that. They said how would I feel if my wife knew where I was, which I said I have seen a chiropractor 25 times in the last year and get massages there all the time and this was the same as that, so why would she care? I did admit to being over there, I even said I called over there on my way
out that evening.
I never said what occurred. (That I got a massage) They asked if I had a # to the place and I said no.
So finally after the 10th+ time saying look are you guys going to arrest me or not, the Detective said we can do this the hard way if you want. I just said I did nothing illegal so I am not sure I follow him. The uniformed cop quickly came up, handed me a warning on the violation. Then the detective stops mid course with all this interrogation and says you are free to go!
So I say I am? He then tells me like 3 times after saying I am free to go that he will be seeing me soon, then saying real soon and that this will be the hard way then. And that I am the one making it like this.
My question is how likely am I to be hearing from these guys again? This was another town close (within 2 miles) to where I live. I really was in the area,(I did not travel to get there more then 4 miles) it was like 2 miles from where I had dinner, did not expect the massage place to be that sketchy (I really do have a bad back)
and get massages from time to time. I even thought about leaving when I got in because I had that odd gut feeling, was not other places I have been in before. I was more worried about getting ripped off or something.
They asked me several times how I had heard of the place, and hinted at prostitution. By saying something like its the oldest profession and other comments. Which I would just reply, I have no idea what you are talking about and that I had no idea why we were even having this conversation.
Sorry for the long rambling post. I just want to know if I should be getting a lawyer or if they were probably just putting pressure on me and since I made it through that its likely I will never hear from them again.
They never asked me for any phone numbers , they have my address from the warning he gave me. I am worried they will come harass my wife when I am at work or something.
If I do need to get a lawyer, what kind would I look for?