If Commander McNeilly's lawsuit is settled out of court, it would avoid a public trial that could prove embarrassing to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl.
The terms of the agreement are not at all final but sources tell KDKA it could include:
McNeilly Reinstated to Commander Position City to Pay McNeilly a Cash Payment under $100,000 City's Acknowledgment of Whistle Blower Protection
As Delano points out in his story, if the two sides settle then that'll keep Mayor Luke from having to testify under oath about certain things (like the exact circumstances of his being handcuffed by the police at Heinz Field, and so on).
As the Burgh Report blogged lastnight,
There is no way to spin a cash settlement as anything other than complete,
embarassing defeat for the interim Mayor. The city is literally paying for
See what happens when you're too young to play in the majors?
UPDATE: I forgot to link to Jon Delano's post. My mistake - it's now been corrected.