Two police officers accused of assaulting a woman in her Auckland home have been discharged without conviction.

Court documents show constables Brent Liddle and Gerard Russell avoided conviction in the North Shore District Court in April, Radio New Zealand reported.

Constable Russell was also found guilty of trespass.

In December 2010, the officers visited the property after the woman was involved in a minor car crash, and entered the house when nobody answered the door.


They arrested the woman after Constable Russell forced his way into her bedroom.

The woman then brought a private prosecution against the pair.

Judge Lawrence Hinton found the officers acted in good faith, but did not have permission to be in the house and the arrest constituted assault.

They were ordered to pay the woman $7000 in reparation payments and $8000 in court costs.