Attorneys settle these cases allowing cities to "admit no guilt" for a price. I understand this is a business for these private attorneys. Not going to trial and getting a guilty verdict on charges of excessive force is part of the reason cops like McManus get to keep their jobs. Police chiefs and city managers are protecting their own jobs when they automatically defend police. They can't turn around and fire them after a settlement. This process needs to be fixed. We need to understand the problems first.