A police officer has been found not guilty of bashing a woman in her Melbourne home during a raid more than two decades ago.
Corinna Horvath, now 44, says she is "gutted" after Leading Senior Constable David Jenkin walked free from the County Court of Victoria on Friday afternoon.
The 49-year-old was acquitted of four charges including intentionally and recklessly causing serious injury and intentionally and recklessly causing injury to Ms Horvath during a raid at her Hastings home in 1996.
Ms Horvath previously told the court she remembered doing a somersault in the air before finding herself covered in blood in the back of a police van after losing consciousness.
She said the assault came after police entered her home to arrest her following a "heavy scuffle" with an officer earlier that evening.
Ms Horvath previously claimed her nose was broken during the raid and was also assaulted when she was taken to the police station.
She shook her head as the verdicts were read on Friday, later telling reporters outside court she was gutted.
However, she said she wouldn't appeal and that it was time to move with life.
"I'm disappointed in the decision but I'm not overly surprised. You always have a battle on your hands when you try to make the police accountable" she said.
"I know the truth of that night, the other occupants know the truth of that night, and the police know the truth of that night.
"I will do what I have always done, and I will move on."
In 2001, a County Court civil trial found that eight police officers stormed Ms Horvath's house without a warrant.
The criminal charges were brought years later following an investigation by the Independent Broad-based Anti-corruption Commission Committee.
Ms Horvath sued Victoria Police and received a payout in 2014 and an apology from the Chief Commissioner Ken Lay after a United Nations Human Rights Commission investigation.
Snr Const Jenkin declined to comment on Friday's verdict.
The Flemington and Kensington Community Legal Centre issued a statement after the verdict, commending Ms Horvath's battle.
"Police accountability cases like this are notoriously difficult to prove all around the world," the statement read.
The group called for the Victorian government to establish a Police Corruption and Misconduct Division within the IBAC.