Video: Authorities shut down Baltimore pain clinic


CLINIC IN THE 4400 BLOCK OF FALLS ROAD TO FIND THIS NOTICE, THE OFFICE OF DR. KOFI SHAW-TAYLOR IS CLOSED. WITH NUMBERS TO CALL FOR HELP, INCLUDING THE MARYLAND CRISIS HOTLINE AND THE BALTIMORE CITY HEALTH DEPARTMENT WHICH ISSUED A WARNING ON TUESDAY AFTER FEDERAL, STATE AND LOCAL LAW ENFORCEMENT SHUT THE CLINIC DOWN.>>AND WE SENT OUT THE ALERT IN ORDER TO LET OUR PARTNERS IN LAW ENFORCEMENT, IN EMERGENCY DEPARTMENTS, FIRE DEPARTMENT AND EMS AND OTHER OUTREACH WORKERS KNOW, THAT THERE MAY BE AN INCREASE IN OVERDOSES THAT ARE OCCURRIN>>THE DEA TELLS 11 NEWS, IT’S TACTICAL DIVERSION SQUAD WHICH INVESTIGATES PAIN MANAGEMENT CLINICS EXECUTED SEARCH WARRANTS TUESDAY MORNING AT THE OFFICE, AND DOCTOR SHAW-TAYLOR’S RESIDENCE, THIS HOME IN ANNAPOLIS ACCORDING TO ONLINE COURT RECORDS, WHERE THE UROLOGIST WAS ARRESTED WITHOUT INCIDENT. NO ONE CAME TO THE DOOR WHEN WE KNOCKED ON IT TODA EVEN THOUGH, ACCORDING TO THE ATTORNEY GENERAL’S OFFICE, SHAW-TAYLOR WAS CHARGED WITH MEDICAID FRAUD, ARRAIGNED, AND RELEASED ON BAIL, AND AS HE AWAITS HIS NEXT COURT APPEARANCE AT THE END OF MAY BALTIMORE HEALTH OFFICIALS ARE BRACING FOR ANY POSSIBLE IMPACT TO HIS PATIENTS>>FOR PATIENTS WITH THE DISEASE OF ADDICTION, THERE IS NO MARGIN OF ERROR. SOMEONE WHO IS ADDICTED TO PAIN PILLS AND IS TAKING THEM, IF THEY NO LONGER HAVE THOSE PAIN PILLS AND THEY CAN NOT GET INTO TREATMENT, THEIR ONLY OPTION MAY BE TO GO OUT AND USE DRUGS AND OVERDOSE AND MAYBE EVEN DI>>ACCORDING TO COURT RECORDS, DR. SHAW-TAYLOR HAS A CIVIL CASE PENDING AGAINST HIM, BEING SUED FOR MEDICAL MALPRACTICE AND A TRIAL DATE HAS BEEN SET FOR OCTOBER. LIVE IN BALTIMORE, I’M KATE

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