MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- A judge has upheld his decision to livestream the trial of four former Minneapolis police officers charged in the death of George Floyd.

Judge Peter Cahill says in his order Friday that he's allowing video coverage due to immense global interest in the case and limited courthouse space.

Cahill dismissed concerns by state prosecutors. They argued last month that recording audio and visuals of the trial would violate court rules and scare away potential witnesses.

A coalition of media organizations, including The Associated Press, has requested camera access. They argue that cameras would increase transparency, especially during the pandemic.

The trial is scheduled for March.

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