Saginaw Teen to Get New Trial on Assaulting Police Charge

A Saginaw teen is getting a second chance after a Saginaw County judge ordered a new trial following his conviction of a felony firearm charge in April.

19-year-old Rae’Quinn Scott was accused of pointing a gun at officers conducting a no-knock warrant at a home on Harrison Street in August 2021. Police shot Scott, who had to have a leg amputated. He was charged with felonious assault and felony firearm.

A jury convicted Scott of the felony firearm but were deadlocked on the assault charge. Scott’s lawyer appealed the conviction, and a new judge in the case, Circuit Court Judge Julie Gafkay, says the jury in the trial was confused by instruction given by the previous judge, James Borchard.

Gafkay has ordered a new trial on both charges.