"Her victims each made the decision that restorative justice makes sense in this case," District Attorney Ismael Ozanne said.
Security video camera systems are coming to both East Towne and West Towne Malls in Madison, according to a news release from the malls' owner.
It was not known if tentative charges against Laird had been dropped. Laird left the jail at about 7:45 p.m.
Soglin said the most important issue around the arrest, is reviewing the specific actions of Laird and the officers involved. But he said a community that cares should respect both sides' humanities and dignities regardless of the results of a review.
Madison Police Chief Mike Koval defended his officers' actions, saying one bystander's short video can't capture the context of the "15-minute narrative" of alleged threats that led to police being called.
Hundreds of thousands of people have seen the video of Madison police arresting Genele Laird, but viewers are drawing vastly different conclusions from it.
Genele Laird, 18, was arrested Tuesday after displaying a knife in the East Towne Mall and resisting officers attempting to detain her, Madison police said.