A North Adams man who claims he was beaten by city police during his arrest in 2016 has filed a $2 million claim against the city.

The Berkshire Eagle reports Ronald Thomas claims he was unlawfully stopped by city police in December of 2016 and subsequently beaten.

The claim argues that four North Adams police officers — Nicholas Kaiser, Benjamin Austin, Kyle Cahoon, and David Sherman — falsely arrested Thomas, severely beat him, refused to administer a breathalyzer test upon his request, and were negligent of his medical needs and sent an ambulance away without treating him.

The city has referred the claim, which was filed in May, to its insurance agency, the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association.

The claim argues that four North Adams police officers — Nicholas Kaiser, Benjamin Austin, Kyle Cahoon, and David Sherman — falsely arrested Thomas, severely beat him, refused to administer a breathalyzer test upon his request, and were negligent of his medical needs and sent an ambulance away without treating him.

The city has referred the claim, which was filed in May, to its insurance agency, the Massachusetts Interlocal Insurance Association.