Avoyelles grand jury chooses not to indict officers in Armando Frank case

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Published: Mar. 15, 2018 at 6:40 PM CDT
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An Avoyelles Parish grand jury has returned a no true bill, meaning that they have chosen not to indict three law enforcement officers in the October 2017 tasing death of Armando Frank.

The incident happened last October when Avoyelles Parish deputies spotted Frank, 42, sitting on a tractor in the parking lot of Walmart.

APSO told us at the time that Frank was wanted on several warrants.

We're told when deputies went to arrest Frank, he resisted and was tasered as a result. He continued to resist, and was tasered again before deputies brought him to the ground.

Frank later died at the hospital.

We're told the grand jury deliberated for four hours before coming to a decision.

District Attorney Charlie Riddle told News Channel 5 that the officers involved were Deputy Alex Daniel and Deputy Brandon Spillman with the Avoyelles Parish Sheriff's Office. The other was Kenneth Parnell with the Marksville Police Department.

We're told other police responded to the scene, but their names have not been released at this time.