Q: Can I sue the Army for covering up the circumstances of my brother's suicide?
My brother was hazed/bullied by Marines during a deployment to Iraq. The investigations confirm he called his commander for help 20 seconds before he died and his commander told him to go back to work and hung up. I have evidence that the investigators intentionally witheld witness statements, changed witness statements, and maligned my brother's character, providing a description that conflicted with 50+ sworn statements.
They won't answer FOIA requests, they ignore requests to correct records, they refuse to reopen investigations.
A few months after his report was turned in, the lead command investigator was med evac'ed out of Iraq for suicidal ideology, stating the thoughts started during my brother's case. He was then relieved of his duties as an investigator and is pending medical separation from the military for schizotypal personality disorder.
figuring out what really happened is traumatizing, and time-consuming.
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