Brandt Jean was honored on Tuesday night for the courtroom moment when he hugged Amber Guyger, the former police officer who shot and killed his brother, Botham Jean.

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The 18-year-old received the Institute of Law Enforcement’s Ethical Courage Award for his extraordinary act of mercy towards the former Dallas officer who was convicted of murdering his brother.

While accepting his award, Botham’s brother said, “I’m truly grateful for this award and I hope that others can see the light in what I did.

Brandt went on to share a message with law enforcement:

I want you all to know that I am not a threat. Young black males are not inherently dangerous or criminals.

Watch the clip below courtesy of ABC News:

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