The younger brother of Botham Jean, the man who was shot and killed by a Dallas police officer last year, received an award Tuesday for showing compassion toward his brother’s killer, Amber Guyger, during her murder trial.
According to Fox News, Brandt Jean, 18, received an award for ethical courage from the Institute for Law Enforcement Administration during the organization’s conference in Plano, Texas.
Guyger, a white Dallas cop, was sentenced in October to 10 years behind bars for fatally shooting Jean, a black man who was Guyger’s neighbor when she apparently mistook his apartment for her own.
Brandt accepted the award and called on leadership to make sure officers are better trained and exercise more discipline to prevent what happened to his brother from happening again, stressing the need for change in the Dallas Police Department.
“I don’t want police officers to continue doing this. As you can see, it’s not healthy, especially for the black community, black males specifically,” Jean said. “We don’t want this to happen again. We want the training to be applied 24/7 because we citizens put our trust in those officers every day.”