Page appoints attorney Richard Banks to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners | Law and order

Richard E. Banks was appointed to the St. Louis County Board of Police Commissioners by County Executive Sam Page on Friday, December 11, 2020. (Handout.)

CLAYTON – County Executive Sam Page on Friday appointed personal injury attorney Richard E. Banks of Pasadena Hills to the Board of Police Commissioners to resolve the issues caused by Dr. LJ Punch to fill the vacancy.

Since there is a vacancy on the board, banks can serve until the St. Louis County Council votes on its approval. No date has yet been scheduled for a Council hearing. Three years remain on Punch’s unexpired term.

A press release from Page said Banks received awards and honors for his work in the courtroom and community from groups such as the Missouri Bar, the National Bar Association, Legal Services of Eastern Missouri, and others.

According to Page, Banks was recommended by a diverse group of community leaders.

“He is determined to work at Police Headquarters as we work to develop relationships between law enforcement and the community and to ensure our department is representative of those it serves.”

Banks grew up in the city of St. Louis. He serves on the Missouri Supreme Court Advisory Committee that oversees the disciplinary process for all Missouri attorneys. He is also a board member of the Metropolitan St. Louis Urban League and Fontbonne University. He is a former regional director of the National Bar Association. Banks is a graduate of Howard University and holds a law degree from Texas Southern University.

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