After Botham: Healing From My Brother's Murder by a White Police Officer
by Allisa Charles-Findley with Claudia Love
One of only three books written by a family member of a Black man slain by a White police officer, this title follows the victim’s sister’s struggle to get her faith back and find justice for her brother.
On September 6, 2018, White Dallas police officer Amber Guyger opened the door of Apartment 1478. Inside, Botham Jean lay on his couch, having hung up from the daily call with his sister, Allisa. She’d encouraged her brother to stay home for the night’s opening Dallas Cowboys game as sports bars would be too dangerous. Guyger instantly assumed the large black man watching the game was a burglar in her home. She shot him, then failed to render aid as he succumbed to the wound she’d inflicted. Officer Guyger forever altered the lives of the hundreds who knew and loved this kind-hearted young man who lead worship at his church and worked diligently at Price Waterhouse Cooper. This is Allisa’s story of what happened to her brother, and how she fought through the aftermath to find life After Botham.
About the Authors
Allisa Charles-Findley is the sister of Botham Jean and president of the Botham Jean Foundation, which promotes Christian intervention for social change. She is also president of Sisters of the Movement, a coalition of sisters of police brutality victims working in unity. She holds a Master’s in Healthcare Management and, prior to her current social justice work, spent 15 years in health insurance.
Claudia Love is Coordinator of the Kentucky Black Writers Collaborative at the Carnegie Center for Literacy & Learning. The author of a dozen books, she holds an M.F.A. from Spalding University and founded the Ragamuffin Diva blog. She wrote the Afterword for Brennan Manning’s Ragamuffin Gospel. Her novel Wounded: A Love Story was cited as Best of Christian Fiction by Library Journal.