Fernandina Beach Police Officer Fired After Sexual Battery Arrest and Investigation

Fernandina Beach Police Department
Jeffrey Tambasco, Deputy Chief
June 6, 2022

Former FBPD Officer John Finley

On May 30, 2022, the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office was contacted by a person claiming that that they had been the victim of a “date rape” the evening prior. The NCSO investigated the allegations which led to the June 3rd arrest of Fernandina Beach Police Officer John Finley. The investigation found probable cause to charge Officer Finley with sexual battery and battery stemming from the incident that occurred while he was off duty.

The FBPD has full confidence that the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office conducted a thorough and complete investigation and based on the details that led to the arrest, the City of Fernandina Beach is terminating Officer Finley’s employment. Officer Finley was most recently employed by the FBPD on March 20, 2022, after having served with the Baker County Sheriff’s Office and previously with the FBPD.


Editor’s Note:  Once more information is available from the Nassau County Sheriff’s Office, we will update this story.

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Tom Piscitello
Tom Piscitello (@guest_65301)
1 year ago

Your report shows a picture of a man and above the picture it would seem it is of Fernandina Beach Police Department
Jeffrey Tambasco, Deputy Chief
June 6, 2022

However, the narrative speaks to another person.

Which is it??

Suanne Thamm
Suanne Thamm(@suanne-thamm)
1 year ago
Reply to  Tom Piscitello

The photo : John Finley, fired FBPD officer. Will add caption to clarify.

George Jones
George Jones (@guest_65312)
1 year ago

Who’s who in this article?