SFPD Cop Arrested for Hit-and-Run Crash ‘Watch’

SFPD Cop Arrested for Hit-and-Run Crash - Watch
SFPD Cop Arrested for Hit-and-Run Crash - Watch

A SFPD officer nicknamed the “Hot Cop of Castro” was arrested Sunday morning on charges of fleeing the scene of an accident that injured two pedestrians.

Officers responded at about 2:20 a.m. Sunday to a hit-and-run collision at Broadway and Montgomery Street, according to police. They soon learned an off-duty San Francisco police officer driving a Dodge Charger hit two pedestrians and left the area– and his car, police said.

The pedestrians, two men in their 40s, were taken to a hospital with serious injuries, which were not considered life-threatening, according to police.

Officers said the driver of the car was identified through the vehicle’s registration as SFPD Officer Christopher Kohrs, 38, who is known as the Hot Cop of the Castro. He later turned himself in at police headquarters, according to police.

The Castro is a district in San Francisco known for being friendly to gays, according to the Castro-Upper Market Community Benefit District. Kohrs gained social media fame during his time patrolling the area, and a Facebook page dedicated to him has more than 52,000 followers.

Police said they booked Kohrs into the San Francisco County Jail on suspicion of two counts of felony hit-and-run. He has since posted bail and is no longer in custody.

Kohrs is currently on unrelated medical leave. If he becomes eligible to return to duty, he would then be suspended pending further investigation, police said.

Anyone with information about the collision is being asked to call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or text information to TIP411 and start the message with SFPD.

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