has never seen Detective Fulmore with drugs or known him to do or have any drugs. She also stated she has never used drugs mainly because of a diabetic medical condition.” Cpl. N. Davis and Cpl. RL Walton of internal affairs had come in behind Detective Scott Sanders and Detective Brian Bissett, whose intelligence activities were intended to gather evidence to support possible criminal charges. Internal affairs is charged with conducting administrative investigations in matters that do not meet the threshold of criminal conduct. Fulmore’s friend told internal affairs investigators that shortly after the tryst, three white police officers had come to her apartment on Overland Heights, and she reported being subjected to threats and harassment. There is some discrepancy in accounts of the timing of the three white officers’ visit: An unsigned intelligence file indicates that they first interviewed the woman at her apartment on June 7, five days after the hotel incident, but she later told internal affairs investigators that they came to talk to her the day after the tryst. “[The police officers] advised her Detective Fulmore was in big trouble because drug residue and paraphernalia was found in the hotel room,” the narrative reads. “She informed the officers she never saw any drugs in the room and she did not think there was any way there could have been. She stated they told her if she lied to them they were going to take her down with him, and everyone would find out. She stated they also informed her they would charge her with obstruct and delay and ‘put her name out there.’” While trying to substantiate allegations of a sexual liaison between Fulmore and Weidman, the investigators appeared to be also trying to determine whether his relationship with the female friend might meet the definition of prostitution. “The officers inquired if Detective Fulmore had ever given her any money, and she replied he would give her twenty dollars here and there to help out with things like her medical condition,” the narrative reads. “Ms. Davis advised a few days later, the officers came to her mother’s residence and told her she had to take a lie detector test.” The officers reportedly told the woman’s mother that “someone had been cooking drugs” in the hotel room, and the woman reported that several weeks later her boyfriend returned home angry “because the officers went to his home inquiring about Detective Fulmore.” Fulmore told Walton and Davis in a September 2004 administrative interview that he went to the Red Carpet Inn to secure a room for his employee after he learned that he had no place to stay. On the way to the hotel, the female friend called and he picked her up near the apartment at Overland Heights. After checking in, Fulmore and his friend went in the room and watched television. They would later give matching accounts: Fulmore drank a Natural Light beer and smoked a cigarette and the friend drank a diet soda before the two had sex. They left the hotel at about 7:30 p.m. Fulmore said he went back to his shop to work on a car, and he later met his homeless employee at around midnight at a Hardees restaurant on Randleman Road to give him the key. Still later the employee called Fulmore at home to say he was having trouble getting into the room. Fulmore spoke to the night clerk and gave his assurance that the employee had permission to stay in Room 311. “The truth of that episode is exactly what Jay said,” said Rossabi, Fulmore’s lawyer. “Whatever Bledsoe says about the event and whatever pejorative framework he places on it, the evidence supports Jay’s recounting of the events, not Bledsoe’s story.” Similar to Fulmore’s female friend, his employee told internal affairs investigators that three white police officers came to talk to him a day or so after the night at the hotel, but intelligence file indicates that the interview took place on June 7. In both cases, intelligence files identify the three officers as Sanders, Bissett and Marshall. The employee later told Cpl. Davis of internal affairs that the three officers asked “if and how he knew Detective J. Fulmore and where he was sleeping.” “He stated the officers informed him after he left the room, they searched it and found drugs,” the narrative reads. The employee “advised they told him if he confessed to what was found in the room, he would do thirty years because he had been convicted before. He stated the officers were trying to get him to say the drugs belonged to Detective Fulmore. He

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