In the late 1960s, Fred Hampton led the Chicago chapter of the Black Panther Party, until he was killed by city police, under the direction of the Cook County State’s Attorney. Originally, police claimed Hampton had fired shots at them. Hampton’s mother, Iberia, fought a 13-year battle to establish the truth, that Hampton was shot in his bed. Iberia’s death on Oct. 16 prompted a resolution in her honor, citing her struggle to preserve Fred’s memory. “ I’ve always believed the murder of Fred Hampton was a terrible blot on our city’s history,” said Board President Toni Preckwinkle.