My question involves police conduct in the State of: California : Santa Monica Police Dept.
Last september I was arrested for receiving stolen property, I did 5 months and was released. Yesterday 3/25/10 I made my 2nd attempt to get my property released that was taken in as evidence for some odd reason items like my cell phone, wallet w/various cards, laptop and other items. I arrived at 1pm at the substation where I was 1st taken to speak with the arresting officer or sergeant to get my stuff back. I was able to speak with and they said they'll go get the items as I waited in the lobby around 20-30 mins later the sergeant came back out and said he's still locating and gatering my property they have a lot of thing back there. 5 mins later I was rearrested for possession of stolen property. I didn't have anything on me but my ID so I already knew it was crap, I was taken into custody and was driven in the squad car with no seatbelts to the main station. I was booked, fingerprinted, and given a booking number wristband as well as a mugshot photo I had taken after the fingerprinting. I asked what I was being charged with an the jailer said 496 and probation violation, he also told me I had arraignment court Monday 3/29/10. Now today 3/26/10 around 12:30pm I was told that I was being released from detention and no charges were being filed now how is that when in the courts computer I still have my court date set which I will attend to make it known that I believe I was falsely imprisoned. Now keep in mind that a detective attempted to talk to me but I didn't pay him any attention because I knew all of this was crap. and also would like to add that I was never at anytime read my miranda rights, i would like to take legal action against them for this misconduct and need to know if i have a strong enough case