Connor Murray

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Service Record

Baltimore Maryland Police Department

Rank Officer
Dates of Service Hired in July 2018 and completed training on July 26, 2019.[1]
Salary $88,636 (2021)[2]
Last Known Status Active

Incident Reports

2022 Neglect of Duty

On January 27, 2022, Murray and Officer Joshua Lutz responded to a call from Robert Palmer that he had been threatened by Jamal Smith, who might have a gun. The officers decided the incident was mutual between the parties, did not investigate the reported gun, and closed the call.[3]

Later that evening, Murray stabbed and killed Palmer.[3]

Response Timeline

The officers were investigated for "neglect of duty".[3]

The investigation found that "Murray... may have used better judgment" though no policies were violated.[3]

2022 Death of Donnell Rochester

Response Timeline

Murray was placed on administrative duty.[4]

On January 17, 2023, the Maryland Attorney General released their review of the incident, and claimed that voluntary manslaughter charges could be brought against Murray. The decision to charge offenders rests with the city's prosecutors.[4]

In January 2023, the Baltimore City State's Attorney declined to bring criminal charges against the officers, stating that they were in a "life threatening situation" and acted "reasonably and lawfully" when they fired at the vehicle.[4][5]

LEO Ratings


  1. Report Concerning the Police-Involved Fatal Incident, Maryland Office of the Attorney General , 2022-08-03
  2. Connor Murray S, Police Officer, City of Baltimore, govSalaries
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 3.3 Baynard Woods, Anatomy of a Police Shooting, Type Investigations, 2023-10-17
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 Baltimore officer faces no charges after killing teen driver, CBS Baltimore, 2023-01-18
  5. Report on the Police Officer-Involved Shooting, Baltimore City State's Attorney