Another curious question--Why doesn't Amaral just quit? Most "disgraced cops" as he's been referred to, just slink away quietly and try to find new careers or find a job somewhere rather small and isolated and needy that will take them, tarnished or not. Think of disgraced cop Mark Furham in the OJ trial, moving away to Idaho, leaving law enforcement with the exception of writing a couple of books and using his career skills in rather minor ways. Amaral, however, isn't following that playbook. He's coming right back with a book proclaiming the reasons he felt he was right about the McCanns being involved, and the many ways the investigation was stifled. He's come forth with a documentary. So you have to ask what his motivation is--and one of those possible answers is, he really, really believes in the involvement of the McCanns and the evidence pointing to no abduction that night. Otherwise, why go to all the risk and trouble? Why throw himself back in the public eye? If he was put out for political reasons or he was fudging facts to begin with--either way, he has zero reason to keep talking about his cause. If anything, it makes him even more "un-hireable" for his line of work. People who leave their line of work "disgraced" do often try to continue working in that line of work, but they know that drawing further attention to themselves is a death sentence. You know it's a salvage operation at this point, and you just make the best of it.