Milwaukee man gave up pit bull because apartments forbid breed; he's now suing for racial discrimination

August 04, 2015
A Milwaukie man accuses the owners of his apartment complex of discriminating against him because he owned a pit bull and is African American.
     Lee Davis went apartment hunting in the Portland area last March and discovered that Holland Residential was renting and selling units at Miramonte Lodge, which sits along Kellogg Creek.
     When the 58-year-old Davis mentioned to the general manager of the complex that he owned a 1-year-old pit bull named "Ipo Keikei," he was told the apartments had a "restricted breed list" and that pit bulls were among those restricted animals. So Davis gave his dog up to Clackamas County Animal Control so he could buy the unit, according to a federal lawsuit filed in Portland's U.S. District Court.