'Justice will be beautiful if the suspects died!' MPD officer's Facebook post prompts investigation

WATCH: 'Justice will be beautiful if the suspects died!' MPD officer?€™s Facebook post prompts investigation

MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is conducting an internal investigation after an officer made a post on social media.

The officer commented on a FOX13 Facebook post about the I-240 crash involving two 15-year-old boys who were allegedly involved in a carjacking. The accident happened Monday night.

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He posted “Justice will be beautiful if the suspects died!! That is my personal prayer and I mean that.”

The officer -- who was not identified -- later deleted the post.

A viewer sent us the picture of the post and made a complaint to the police department.

A spokesperson with the police department said the officer has not been placed on leave but that could change based on the internal investigation.

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MPD addressed the controversial Facebook comment made by the officer with a Facebook post of their own.

Police officials said that comment was "posted independently of the opinion of the Memphis Police Department" and that an internal investigation is being conducted into the officer for possible violations of departmental policy and procedures.

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