Botham Jean’s brother wins ethics award for showing courage in forgiving his brother’s murderer

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Botham Jean’s younger brother Brandt Jean hugs convicted murderer and former Dallas Police Officer Amber Guyger after delivering his impact statement to her after she was sentenced to 10 years in jail, Wednesday, Oct. 2, 2019, in Dallas. Guyger shot and killed Botham Jean, an unarmed 26-year-old neighbor in his own apartment last year. She told police she thought his apartment was her own and that he was an intruder. (Tom Fox/The Dallas Morning News via AP, Pool)

PLANO, TEXAS – (WIAT & CNN) Botham Jean’s brother was honored for his courage. The Institute for Law Enforcement presented 18-year-old Brandt Jean with its 2019 Ethical Courage Award in Texas.

It honors the empathy and forgiveness he showed the former Dallas Police Officer who killed his brother.

Jean testified at Amber Guyger’s sentencing hearing after she was convicted of murdering his brother in his own apartment. He said he loved her and did not want her to go to jail.

Amber Guyer- sentenced to 10 years for shooting and killing Botham Jean inside his own apartment

A picture of him embracing Guyger in the courtroom went viral.

WATCH: AMBER GUYGER SENTENCED TO 10 YEARS, BOTHAM JEAN’S BROTHER HUGS HER

A Judge sentenced Guyger to ten years in prison. She claimed she thought she was in her own home at the time and through Botham Jean was a Burglar.

WATCH: COVERAGE OF THE AMBER GUYGER TRIAL

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