Several Long Beach organizations will honor black activist Don Jackson with a "Keep Hope Alive" benefit Sunday in Long Beach.
Jackson, a Hawthorne police sergeant on administrative leave, is the self-styled crusader against police misconduct who was secretly videotaped as he was confronted by Long Beach Police Officer Mark Dickey in January. During a routine traffic stop, Dickey, who is white, is seen appearing to shove Jackson's head through a plate-glass window.
In a case that has attracted nationwide attention, Dickey and his partner Mark Ramsey face misdemeanor charges of writing a false police report. Dickey also faces an assault charge. Charges against Jackson of interfering with a police officer were dropped last month.
Jackson is scheduled to speak during a service at 11:30 a.m. Sunday at the Grant African Methodist Episcopal Church, 1129 Alamitos Ave. A reception will follow.