(WTTW News)

Mental health professionals say officer wellness has declined over the past year amid the pandemic, civil unrest and a growing distrust of the police — a job some former officers say is one of today’s most stressful.

A new short film series debuting this week explores the nature of crime, punishment and forgiveness through the voices of Chicagoans impacted by the criminal justice system.

The Chicago Police Department’s Calumet District station on the city’s Far South Side. (Chicago Tonight)

A look at mental health resources available to Chicago police officers following the department’s third suicide in the last two months.