They were the actions of a man who was afraid of being beaten again.
Not him Eleanor. He was playing a game and the PJ knew it.
ps you didn't answer my question?
You are a senior police officer and have a young girl missing on your patch. Her mother initially confesses to having bashed her head against a wall killing her and of asking her brother to hide the body. The woman is then incarcerated in prison and refuses to say where the girl is hidden. She gets a new lawyer and next thing you know she is denying the murder and refusing to cooperate. There is a small chance the girl might still be alive or at the very least you have a chance of recovering her remains and giving her a decent funeral, what do you do?
1. Do you accept what the mother now says and abandon the search.
2. Do you apply pressure to the mother in an attempt to save the child?
This was the predicament which Amaral and his men were faced with. They put their jobs and careers on the line for that little girl...the rest as they say is history.