The City of Bexley maintains high standards of personal and professional conduct for its employees. A citizen who wishes to file a complaint against an employee can do so on this page. Once filed, you will have the opportunity to speak to a Complaint Liaison at no cost. These individuals are third-party consultants who help complainants navigate the process. Complaint Liaisons are not legal representation.
Please note that this form is not intended to file a complaint regarding overall city services or requests for service. If you would like to request service, please contact the appropriate department.
A citizen who wishes to file a complaint against an employee will be asked to provide as much detailed information as possible so that the alleged violation can be fully and fairly investigated. Any allegation that may involve criminal misconduct will be investigated following current criminal procedure and rules of evidence.
Any citizen who has questions regarding an employee’s actions or departmental policy and/or procedure is encouraged to speak with a supervisor to resolve their questions. The information requested on the form is the information that is necessary to properly complete a complaint investigation.
If the complaint involves alleged criminal activity, the matter will be investigated as a criminal offense. Every effort will be made to resolve a complaint in a timely manner while safeguarding the rights of the accuser as well as the accused. Your patience in dealing with the complaint investigation is appreciated.
Initial complaint reviews are handled internally, and responses are provided directly to the complainant. If you are unsatisfied with the response received, you will be given the option to appeal the results of your complaint to the Mayor's office. In instances of complaints involving alleged discrimination or bias, a third-party review of the complaint will first be conducted by the Bexley Citizen Review Advisory Board, and the report of the Advisory Board will be referenced in the review of the appeal.
If you have additional questions or concerns involving the complaint process, or would like assistance, please call (614) 559-4210.
Our Complaint Liaisons
Sam Marcellino, Esq.
Sam Marcellino has been a practicing attorney since 2014, serving as an associate at two different law firms here in Columbus. Prior to graduating with his Juris Doctorate, Sam was awarded several accolades and a scholarship to honor his commitment to equal opportunity, public service, and student involvement. Currently, Sam is involved with the Ohio State Bar Association, Columbus Bar Association, Ohio Association for Justice, among other roles within community organizations.
Mary Younger, Esq.
Mary Younger has provided direct legal representation to indigent persons charged with criminal offenses in Franklin County for 36 years. Her work has included negotiating appropriate charges with police, prosecution, and continuing representation until the conclusion of the case. Her background as a public defender provides her with a strong sense of empathy and familiarity with issues facing citizens from all walks of life.