The trial of Corey R. Krug, the Buffalo police officer caught on videotape striking a man with his nightstick, is being put off until next year.
Krug, who was scheduled to go on trial in 12 days, asked for a delay because of an illness in his attorney's family.
U.S. District Judge Richard J. Arcara rescheduled the trial for Feb. 6.
The trial will center around allegations of police brutality and a WKBW-TV video that caught Krug slamming a man onto the hood of a car during an incident on Chippewa Street on Thanksgiving Day, 2014.
Investigated by the FBI and indicted by a federal grand jury, Krug is charged with deprivation of rights under color of law.