Friday, April 23, 2010

Clewiston Police Officer Arrested

Clewiston Police Officer Charged with Aggravated Child Abuse
CLEWISTON, FL. -- Agents with the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's (FDLE) Sebring Field Office on Wednesday April 21 arrested John Herrera, 30, of Clewiston, Fla. for aggravated child abuse, a first-degree felony. Herrera is an officer with the Clewiston Police Department.

The Hendry County Sheriff's Office asked FDLE to investigate allegations that Herrera physically abused a child. Herrera was charged with one count of aggravated child abuse.

Herrera was booked into the Hendry County Jail. His bond was set at $35,000. The State Attorney�s Office, 20th Judicial Circuit, will prosecute the case.


  1. Anonymous1:54 PM

    Where is the whole story? Was it his child? was it a gang member? Was it a juvi drug dealer? What the heck are the facts? How old is this "child"? Was this on his time or on duty? was it domestic violence or did he beat up a kid during arrest? Man, why is every thing in Clewiston and Hendry county a mystery?

  2. Anonymous5:17 PM

    I heard it was his baby (baby shaking). I heard that City arressted him and let him off. I then heard that County arrested him and let him off. I also heard that FDLE arrested him and is now investigating the City and County. I have no idea if this info is true but its what I heard.

  3. Anonymous7:41 PM

    What medical complications are common in premature babies?
    There are a number of complications that are more likely in premature than full-term babies:

    Respiratory distress syndrome (RDS): About 23,000 babies a year (most of whom were born before the 34th week of pregnancy) suffer from this breathing problem (11). Babies with RDS lack a protein called surfactant that keeps small air sacs in the lungs from collapsing.

    Treatment with surfactant helps affected babies breathe more easily. Since treatment with surfactant was introduced in 1990, deaths from RDS have been reduced by about half (12).

    A provider may suspect a baby has RDS if she is struggling to breathe. A lung X-ray and blood tests often confirm the diagnosis.

    Along with surfactant treatment, babies with RDS may need additional oxygen and mechanical breathing assistance to keep their lungs expanded. They may need the support of a ventilator or they may receive treatment called continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP). CPAP delivers pressurized air to the baby’s lungs through small tubes in the baby’s nose or through a tube that has been inserted into his windpipe. CPAP helps a baby breathe, but it does not breathe for him. The sickest babies may need the help of a ventilator to breathe for them while their lungs mature.

    Apnea: Premature babies sometimes stop breathing for 20 seconds or more. This interruption in breathing is called apnea, and it may be accompanied by a slow heart rate. Premature babies are constantly monitored for apnea. If the baby stops breathing, a nurse stimulates the baby to start breathing by patting him or touching the soles of his feet.

    Intraventricular hemorrhage (IVH): Bleeding in the brain occurs in some premature babies. Those born before about 32 weeks of pregnancy are at highest risk. The bleeds usually occur in the first 3 days of life and generally are diagnosed with an ultrasound.

    Most brain bleeds are mild and resolve themselves with no or few lasting problems. More severe bleeds can affect the substance of the brain or cause the fluid-filled structures (ventricles) in the brain to expand rapidly. These severe bleeds can cause pressure on the brain that can lead to brain damage (such as cerebral palsy and learning and behavioral problems). When fluid persists in the ventricles, neurosurgeons may insert a tube into the brain to drain the fluid and reduce the risk of brain damage.thats what happen to the oficer baby he love his baby,she was premature.

  4. Anonymous7:59 PM

    these happen when she was about a month old & she`s 1 year old now & a perfet happy baby,pray to GOD that non of you be in this situation,i pray to GOD for these officer & his family.

  5. Anonymous1:16 AM

    na man john does have an anger problem i bet he did that garbage and i hope he rots for it stupid bandy cop its about time fdle investigates these crooked city and county cops

  6. Anonymous12:37 AM

    This man is an upstanding police officer and he needs our prayers so that this is cleared up.
    It is very dangerous that a doctor's opinion carries so much weight even when he is wrong.
    This is a perfectly normal child and my friend and co-worker's career and life are in jeopardy without cause.
    I have faith that at the end of the day the system will work and not convict an innocent man and a man that puts him self in harms way to make our town safer.

  7. I hope Johnny gets what he deserves. Bastard.

  8. Anonymous4:54 PM

    I can see that you hate cop`p.Bastard.