Juston Root
Picture of Evan Root and is daughter Jennifer Root Bannon holding a picture of Evan's son, Juston Root.
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Juston Root (Brookline, MA) was a 41 year old man with psychiatric disabilities. He was at a hospital in Brookline. He had a fake gun with him. Police officers shot him, at which point he escaped the hospital and drove off until his car crashed. When the police got to him, he was injured and unarmed. But the police shot him 26 more times. The police conveniently turned off their body camera during this shooting but they could be heard congratulating each other for killing him. The family has filed a lawsuit against the police but no charges were filed against the officers. A campaign calling for justice Juston Root can be found at https://justonroot.com/