Richard Jackson is a detective with the Open-Unsolved Unit of the Los Angeles Police Department's Robbery-Homicide Division, and the partner of Detective Tim Marcia.
By October 2011, Jackson was partnered with Rich Bengston when Marcia was promoted to the position of "squad whip."
Detective Jackson is a real investigator with the LAPD Cold Case Homicide Unit.
The real Detective Jackson appeared in the short documentary Room 79 along with Michael Connelly, his son and Tim Marcia. Jackson and Marcia are both technical consultants for the series Bosch.