US politics: new bodycam videos of George Floyd killing to be made available – live updates squib

Video from the body cameras of two officers charged in George Floyd’s death is being made available for public viewing by appointment on Wednesday, but a judge has so far declined to allow news organizations to publish the footage for wider distribution, reports the Associated Press.

Footage from the body cameras of Thomas Lane and J. Kueng was filed with the court last week by Lane’s attorney, but only the written transcripts were made public. A coalition of news media organizations and attorneys for Lane and Kueng have said making the videos public would provide a more complete picture of what happened when Floyd was taken into custody.

Good morning, here is our live coverage of US politics and the coronavirus crisis in the country for today. Here’s a quick run-through of some of the key points from yesterday and overnight, and a little of what we can look forward to today.

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