Disgraced former Los Angeles police Detective Mark Fuhrman was the "Grand Dragon" of an anti-female police group and wore a hood at "tribunals" held to punish male officers who refused to shun female officers, the Daily News reported today.

Fuhrman, whose bigoted tape-recorded comments were a major part of O.J. Simpson's criminal trial, described putting on a hooded sweatshirt to preside at beer-fueled mock trials held at night at a baseball field, the newspaper said."I am the Grand Dragon. The `Hood' is what we call it," Fuhrman said in never-released portions of the tapes cited by the Daily News.

Fuhrman's racist remarks on the tapes led to his plea of no contest to a perjury charge last year.