Ex-DeKalb Commissioner Sutton sues Board of Ethics again

Former DeKalb County Commissioner Sharon Barnes Sutton filed another lawsuit Tuesday against the DeKalb Board of Ethics, saying it should be dissolved.

Sutton's lawsuit accuses DeKalb Ethics Officer Stacey Kalberman of improperly advocating for legislation to change the appointment process of Board of Ethics members.

Rep. Vernon Jones, D-Lithonia, made similar allegations against Kalberman in an ethics complaint filed last week.

Sutton originally sued the Board of Ethics in November 2015 as she faced ethics charges alleging she misspent public money.

A judge hasn't yet ruled on the first lawsuit, which argues that Board of Ethics members shouldn't be appointed by private organizations.

Kalberman and the board’s attorney, Darren Summerville, declined to comment Tuesday.