SANDPOINT, Idaho (AP) _ Former Los Angeles Police detective Mark Fuhrman kept a low profile today as a jury acquitted O.J. Simpson of murder charges.

Fuhrman went from star prosecution witness to pariah after explosive tape recordings surfaced in August to paint him as a racist.

Fuhrman and his wife, Caroline, moved to this lakeside community of 5,200 this summer after he retired from the Los Angeles Police Department.

Reporters and television crews from Spokane, Wash., kept vigil outside Fuhrman's modest, neatly trimmed house about two blocks from Lake Pend Oreille. No one answered their knocks.

Before he retired, Fuhrman testified at Simpson's trial that he found a bloody glove on Simpson's estate. He also testified that he had not used the word ``nigger'' in the last 10 years.

But Fuhrman was heard using the word in the tapes scores of times, bragged about brutalizing Hispanics and blacks and of manufacturing evidence.

Fuhrman's father, Ralph, reached by telephone at his home in Tacoma, Wash., said he had no comment on the Simpson verdicts, and did not know where his son was.