Outraged police officers want a review of a magistrate's decision to acquit a US fighter pilot who assaulted a policeman and a taxi driver after a night out. 'Top Gun' USS Kitty Hawk pilot Anthony Jon Moore, 27, punched policeman Chow Pui-fan in the face in February, smashing his glasses and damaging his sight. On Tuesday, Mr Moore was found not guilty on the grounds of automatism - performing actions without conscious thought - after his defence lawyers argued that he may have unknowingly been slipped a drug while drinking with crewmates in Lan Kwai Fong. One senior police officer said: 'We're just flabbergasted at this verdict ... A police officer was quite seriously injured and has lost partial vision in one of his eyes and the magistrate let the guy off.' Department of Justice prosecutors have requested a written transcript of magistrate Bina Chainrai's decision. Mr Moore, 27, is a weapons- systems officer who flies an FA-18F Super Hornet plane in the Kitty Hawk's Strike Fighter squadron and graduated top of his class in flight training school. He is believed to have left Hong Kong yesterday morning to return to his naval duties. The injured officer, Mr Chow, a member of the Emergency Unit, Hong Kong Island, has been placed on light duties after an eye operation. His glasses were smashed in the attack and he suffered several eye and facial injuries. Mr Moore also assaulted a taxi driver who was driving him and a shipmate back to their hotel after a night of drinking. The driver suffered eye injuries after Mr Moore punched him three times and broke his glasses. Eastern Court heard that the pilot's behaviour had become bizarre and out of character. Colleagues and civilians they had met during the evening said he had not seemed drunk and was not drinking excessively. Urine samples taken from Mr Moore hours after the attacks showed there were no drugs in his system. Mr Chow's boss, Island Regional Commander Tang Kam Moon, said yesterday: 'We are discussing with the legal department to obtain the details of the verdict to examine all future courses of action. 'We are still studying the verdict and details of the wording before we consider whether, on the advice of counsel from the Department of Justice, there are further actions we can take.' It is unclear if whether Mr Moore will face any internal disciplinary action from the US Navy.