San Francisco police Officer Christopher Kohrs, 38, was arrested early Sunday after allegedly injuring two pedestrians in North Beach with his car and leaving the scene.
Kohrs, who became known as the “Hot cop of the Castro” after a local photographer took his picture a couple years ago, was driving west on Broadway at about 2:20 a.m. November 29 when he hit two men who were “apparently” crossing the street, according to Sergeant Michael Andraychak, a police spokesman.
Officers responded to Montgomery and Broadway and found the vehicle involved, a Dodge Charger, but the driver had fled, Andraychak said in a news release.
Police investigators identified the driver as Kohrs, who was booked into custody on suspicion of two counts of felony hit and run.
The pedestrians, both in their 40s, were taken to a hospital with “serious, but non-life threatening injuries,” Andraychak said.
Kohrs’ custody status isn’t clear. The sheriff’s department’s website indicated he’s not in custody. Andraychak said he was working on getting updated information.
[Update]: Andraychak said in a follow-up news release that Kohrs, who’s been with the department for seven years, is the Charger’s registered owner.
He surrendered himself at police headquarters, Andraychak said, and police Internal Affairs investigators placed him under arrest after interviewing him.
“Kohrs is currently on leave due to an unrelated medical condition,” Andraychak said. “If he becomes eligible to return to duty, he would then be placed on suspension.”
Both victims are still in the hospital.
In response to emailed questions about Kohrs’ custody status, sheriff’s spokeswoman Kenya Briggs said, “Mr. Kohrs is not currently in our jail. That’s all of the information that I can release.” [End update]
Police haven’t yet released Kohrs’ booking photo.
Anyone with information in the case may call the anonymous tip line at (415) 575-4444 or Text a Tip to TIP411 and begin the message with SFPD.