Following the trial court's issuance of a preliminary injunction in favor of Walker, the City appealed. The Civil Rights Division of the US Department of Justice filed an amicus brief in support of Walker. Ultimately the 11th Circuit vacated the trial court's preliminary injunction.
Following additional litigation, in 2018, the 11th Circuit upheld the City's revised policy providing for a review hearing before a judge within 48 hours of arrest. In 2019 the U.S. Supreme Court denied cert.