The sentencing of the man charged with the manslaughter of Calgary Police Officer Sergeant Andrew Harnett has been postponed to June 16.

Initially scheduled the morning of May 31, the defence requested the proceedings be delayed, which Justice Anna Loparco allowed.

The man being sentenced was days away from turning 18, but due to not being a legal adult his name remains under a publication ban. However, Loparco ruled earlier this month that he will be tried and sentenced as an adult, saying he exhibited enough characteristics of maturity and was not acting as a youth would, thus should not be sentenced as a youth.

Had he been sentenced as a youth, the maximum jail sentence would have been three years.

Now 20 years old, the accused was driving the SUV that dragged Sgt. Harnett, ultimately leading to his death on December 31, 2020.