© 2021 MICHIGAN RADIO
91.7 Ann Arbor/Detroit 104.1 Grand Rapids 91.3 Port Huron 89.7 Lansing 91.1 Flint
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00
0:00
Available On Air Stations
Criminal Justice & Legal System

Siddiqui family still seeking answers for son’s death at Marine Corps’ Parris Island

Picture of Raheel Siddiqui in front of flags.
COURTESY OF THE SIDDIQUI FAMILY
/

It's been more than two years since a young Muslim Marine recruit from Taylor died in a fall at boot camp on Parris Island after reportedly being abused, hazed, and slapped by his drill instructor.

Today, the family of Raheel Siddiqui is scheduled to be in a federal courtroom in Detroit after filing a $100 million lawsuit against the Marine Corps. The family believes medical records have raised more questions and doubts about the official version of their son's death.

Todd Spangler, a Detroit Free Press correspondent, joined Stateside to discuss inconsistencies in the medical records, the family’s interpretation of these records, and the potential for more lawsuits from the family.

Listen above.

(Subscribe to the Stateside podcast on iTunesGoogle Play, or with this RSS link)

Related Content