Okay, I watched the whole hour 22 minute body cam from Officer Brosnan, the one that responded to the initial complaint and i'll start by saying the Tweet from the guy M3j Initially quoted was bullsheeit. Brooks was not "parked", he was in the drive thru, asleep and in the way. People complained to the cops, enter Brosnan.
Brosnan wakes the guy up and tells him to move, Brooks says okay obviously wasted out of his mind, then walks back to his car. Brooks doesn't move. Brosnan goes back and opens Brooks' door like "ay man you went to sleep again. Just pull over into a parking space and out the way". He complies but kinda runs over the curb a bit so Brosnan is chuckling a bit like this dude is out of it. So after a bit Brosnan goes back over and asks Brooks if he's good, just tired or whatever, and wanted to make sure he's okay.
He goes through the whole routine, license, reg, car was rented and Brooks was fumbling tryna get his license so Brosnan says keep looking, I'll be back, cool as sheeit. He calls dispatch for a guy that specializes in DUI and this is prolly where everything went to sheeit. DUI guy shows up, Officer Rolfe, asks Brooks all these questions to see where his head is at. Brooks' story is all over the place. "I only had a few drinks, it was like 1 1/2 daquiris or 1 1/2 martinis or some sheeit, small cups, yadda yadda". "Do you know where your at?" He's answering the wrong sheeit for like 15. He doesn't even remember Brosnan waking him up to move out of the drive thru, believes he got dropped off by his [sister], got in the car and went straight to sleep.
So these guys are well aware he's no longer on this planet but Brosnan is watching this guy work, who for whatever reasons drags this on longer than he needs. Finally asks to do a breathalizer that Brooks finally agrees to after 5 minutes. Rolfe goes to grab it, Brooks is apologizing for the trouble and Brosnan is like "you're good man we just wanna make sure you're alright" to operate the vehicle and sheeit. Rolfe does the test, asks some more questions, now Brooks is saying he has no clue what he drank. Rolfe determines, FINALLY, the man is too impair and tells him he's under arrest and to put his hands behind his back.
Rolfe bends an arm, gently from the looks. Brosnan holds the other arm loosely. Rolfe slaps on the first cuff and Brooks shakes out, scuffle ensues everybody goes down. They're tryna contain Brooks, Brosnan whipping out the taxes. "I'm gonna tase you!" He has the gun to Brooks leg but he doesn't pull it. Doesn't look like he really wants to. Brooks grabs it instead "GET YOUR HANDS OFF THE TASER!" Brosnan is yelling. They sorta make their way back up and then all go back down, Brosnan ending up on bottom and hitting the ground back of the head first. Brooks gets under Rolfe and lifts up, getting to his feet and breaking away. If it was Brosnan's voice then I think he said "he *censored*ing tased me" (later on he asks an officer if there were any barbs in him so I'm thinking he did get hit in the scuffle) as Rolfe draws fires the taser, but doesn't get all of it even though a bolt hits Brooks.
Both body cams are now on the ground facing up (great security, btw v_v, good thing for the Wendy's feed). Brosnan is slow to his feet but Rolfe takes after Brooks with the taser in his left hand. Rolfe is seen unfastening his holster with the right hand, Brooks turns to fire the stolen taser wildly, Rolfe drops the taser in his left, draws with the right and fires three shots, one to the back and one to the ass struck.
So I get it. I get why it was done, still don't agree, but I think Brosnan by himself could've handled it, especially because Brooks girlfriend came up in the convo saying he could call her. She comes, picks him up, takes him to the hotel he was staying at, nobody dies. Rolfe stretched the sheeit to an uncomfortable length and just went straight to cuffs instead of trying to contact the person Brooks said dropped him off there. Of course he didn't know there was gonna be that level of resistance but still, mistakes were definitely made long before the shooting