That seems a bit unusual. Why did they want you to come on? Was the issue resolved? The answer to your question as far as a lawsuit may depend on the nature of the problem.Ask a similar question
If you went to the station voluntarily I don't see an issue. Hire a criminal defense lawyer.
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When you voluntarily comply with requests of the police, such as going to the police station to answer questions, you have waived many rights that you would otherwise be entitled. In almost every situation, it is never a good idea to talk to the police. The only reason they want to talk to you is because they want to charge you with a crime. If you talk to them, anything you tell them will be interpreted in a fashion to support charging you. You should immediately contact a criminal lawyer to discuss the circumstances.
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The voyeur aspect and the arrest aspect are discrete. His looking in would constitute plain view...of what exactly, not certain, and being on the fire escape may or may not be considered the "curtilage" of your apt., although an attorney would address that IF it had been the reason and caused your arrest, but it did not. So, by going down voluntarily, issue evaporates. The police can generally lie to you with impunity as to why they want you to come down to the station, and by stepping out of your home, they don't need a warrant to arrest you then or at the station if they have probable cause to arrest you.
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