A former New Orleans Police Department officer's sentencing was continued Friday after his defense attorney said they received new information that will speak to his client's character.
Wardell Johnson pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and malfeasance in October. Authorities accused him of hiding evidence in the shooting death of a fellow officer.
They say Johnson did not properly pat down suspect, Travis Boys, prior to his arrest.
Boys allegedly shot and killed Officer Darryle Holloway in July.
Johnson's defense attorney said they had to ask for a continuance.
"What really happened is that there's a lot of information in this case, and yesterday we received much more information that I need to look over with my client in order to prepare for a sentencing hearing," attorney Robert Jenkins said.
Johnson's attorney said his client was a veteran officer who is sorry about what happened and deserves to be sentenced to probation.
Johnson's sentencing is scheduled for Feb. 26.