Justice files suit against Montgomery, Ala., mobile home park

April 28, 1998
The Justice Department has sued the owner of a Montgomery, Alabama trailer park who allegedly steered away prospective African American renters and required white residents to agree not to invite African Americans to the park. According to the suit, David Damron, owner and manager of the Bruner Trailer Park, also known as Court Street Trailer Park, conditioned white residents' tenancy upon representations that they would not have African-American visitors. He also allegedly harassed and evicted whites who had African-American visitors and steered African-Americans who inquired about vacancies at Bruner Trailer Park to a predominantly African-American trailer park. Damron also allegedly instructed at least one of his rental agents not to rent to African-Americans.