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Monday, November 30, 2015

"Hot Cop of Castro" Arrested For Hit-and-Run in North Beach

Posted By on Mon, Nov 30, 2015 at 12:15 PM

click image The Castro's Hot Cop in happier times. - JESSICA CHRISTIAN/SF EXAMINER
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  • The Castro's Hot Cop in happier times.
Christopher Kohrs, the San Francisco police officer celebrated as the "Hot Cop of the Castro" for his chiseled physique and willingness to show it off, was arrested early Sunday for felony hit-and-run, according to his brothers and sisters-in-arms at the SFPD.

Kohrs, 38, was allegedly piloting a Dodge Charger along the Broadway strip of adult fun in North Beach at 2:20 a.m. Sunday when he struck two men crossing the street near Montgomery, according to a police press release. He abandoned the car — registered to him — at the scene but was arrested an undisclosed amount of time later, police said Monday, and made bail sometime on Sunday.

Or, in other words, just long enough to avoid an additional DUI charge.

The two victims, men in their 40s, were taken to SF General Hospital with serious injuries, according to police. While police did not comment to television news on Sunday as to whether Kohrs was inebriated at the time of the crash, any lapse between the accident — which took place minutes after North Beach's bars shut down for the night — and his arrest mean that alcohol would have had time to work its way out of his system.

Kohrs of course is innocent until proven guilty, but an incident like this will make it very difficult for Kohrs to continue in his role as the SFPD's all-purpose eye candy.

In addition to raising money for the Officer Down memorial fund last summer with his go-round with the Ice Bucket Challenge — oh, 2014, how innocent you were — Kohrs is also the SFPD's envoy to such police events like the memorial last winter for two slain New York Police Department officers.

We will update this post when more information becomes available.

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Chris Roberts has spent most of his adult life working in San Francisco news media, which is to say he's still a teenager in Middle American years. He has covered marijuana, drug policy, and politics for SF Weekly since 2009.


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