APS ethics panel to consider complaint against board member

Jan 26, 2018
ccompton@ajc.com/Curtis Compton
Atlanta school board member Byron Amos, who in December won a runoff race to be re-elected, is the subject of an ethics commission complaint filed by his political oppoent.  Curtis Compton/ccompton@ajc.com

The Atlanta Board of Education ethics commission will meet Tuesday to consider a complaint against board member Byron Amos that was filed by his election opponent. 

Keisha Carey, who lost a runoff election in December to Amos by about 70 votes after she requested a recount, filed a complaint earlier this month with the independent ethics panel.  She alleges Amos is “unethical” and “incompetent” and that he was ineligible to be a candidate in the 2017 election, in which he sought to retain his seat representing District 2. 

The complaint, which Carey provided to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, references a handful of allegations, including a DeKalb County court case from 2000 involving misdemeanor weapon-related charges, which Amos said were thrown out, and a contention that he has used public funds for personal use, which Amos denies. 
Amos said the complaint won’t change the outcome of the election, and added: “I look forward to it going through the process.” 

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