Attorneys for Robert Arnold have filed an appeal of the decision in November made by Judge Elizabeth Ray granting a new arbitration examiner.

Arnold who was fired from his job as an Orange Police Department officer following an incident in July 2010 when he shot and killed 28-year-old James Whitehead of West Orange.

During the most recent hearing, Smith stated the hearing examiner following the arbitration hearing misinterpreted and over stepped the bounds of his job, which was to rule on the case based on the evidence. Instead, after a four day hearing, the examiner ruled Arnold was to be reinstated based on the fact the city of Orange violated his rights by not giving him due process.