Baltimore, MD – Baltimore Deputy Police Commissioner Daniel Murphy and his wife were robbed at gunpoint on Friday night, the department has confirmed.
The incident occurred near Patterson Park in the 2200-block of East Pratt Street at approximately 9 p.m., The Baltimore Sun reported.
A white SUV with four men inside pulled up near Commissioner Murphy and his wife, then two men jumped out and charged towards them while announcing the robbery.
At least one of the men – both of whom appeared to be 18 years of age – brandished a gun.
The suspects took off with a purse, wallet, the couple’s cell phones, and some cash, police said.
They also stole the couple’s Louisiana driver’s licenses, WBFF reported.
The deputy commissioner and his wife were not physically injured in the attack, and it is unclear whether either of them was armed.
The robbers sped off down Patterson Park Avenue, WBAL reported.
Baltimore Police Commissioner Michael Harrison had worked with Commissioner Murphy at the New Orleans Police Department, and hired him for the Baltimore position earlier this year, The Baltimore Sun reported.
Commissioner Murphy is not a police officer, and is tasked with overseeing the Baltimore Police Department’s (BPD) Consent Decree compliance.
The decree was implemented to “reform the Baltimore Police Department and guild the bond of trust that must exist between the community and the City’s police officers,” according to the decree website.
In April, Commissioner Murphy told WBAL that he would use his experience with New Orleans’ consent decree “to transform the Baltimore Police Department into a model police department.”