Holding pictures of bicyclists killed in collisions with cars, bicycling advocates dropped off letters to the DA's office, urging prosecutors to appeal to the superior court.
Sarah Clark Stuart is the executive director of the Bicycle Coalition of Greater Philadelphia.
"What good are the laws in the commonwealth, if no one is held accountable for the preventable death of Emily Fredricks?" she said.
"We have already decided to file an appeal in this case. I personally investigated this case, and I feel very strongly in the prosecution of this case," Voci said.
He says they remained focused on their original argument: that Fretts was criminally negligent.
"When you have a 64,000-pound commercial vehicle that you are operating — not on some remote highway in the middle of the night, but at rush hour in the fifth-largest city in the country — you have to drive that very, very carefully," he said.
The state has 30 days to file the appeal.