A Portland landlord has pleaded guilty to charges related to an incident where he pulled a gun on a tenant last year, KTVB7 reports.
This Thursday, Leon Drennan, 75, pleaded guilty to the charges against him, which included one count of second-degree assault, a Class B felony, plus one count of unlawful use of a weapon and one count of first-degree bias crime with a firearm, both of which are Class C felonies.
The incident was captured on video which was recorded by the tenant, Torrance Hunter. In the video, Drennan can be seen pointing a handgun at Hunter and using racial slurs.
Hunter called the police, which resulted in Drennan's arrest. He was charged in September 2020 with 15 counts including multiple counts of second-degree assault, unlawful use of a weapon, menacing and bias crimes.
Drennan was reportedly involved in similar incidents with two other residents, of which 6 of the charges were related to. Drennan is white, Hunter, and the others involved in the other two incidents are Black. Hunter was accused of using racial slurs in those incidents as well.
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Our client @BossmanLatif was called the n-word at GUNPOINT by his landlord.\n\n@PortlandPolice REFUSE to charge the landlord.\n\nThis is UNACCEPTABLE.\n\nWe are rallying TOMORROW at 1pm at @DAMikeSchmidt's office at 1021 SW 4th Ave.\n\nPlease RT to raise awareness!\n\n#BLMpic.twitter.com/3NIfQOPzrw— Michael Fuller (@Michael Fuller) 1598567000
In our lawsuit, this Portland landlord denied pointing a gun at our client and calling him the n-word.\n\nThis newly obtained video suggests otherwise.\n\n#CivilRights #Litigationpic.twitter.com/g71iVwPHbK— Michael Fuller (@Michael Fuller) 1625259899