New Bedford police spokesman Lt. Jeffrey P. Silva said while police have not confirmed if the body shown in the photo is a drug overdose victim, the online posting will be investigated, the New Bedford (Mass.) Standard-Times said Wednesday.
"There will be an internal investigation to see if this is true," Silva said. "Right now, this is just an allegation."
The questionable photo features a body facedown on a couch in an apparent crime scene. Authorities are not sure if the featured individual is a man or a woman.
New Bedford police have not revealed the identity of the female police officer accused of posting the Facebook photo.
The Standard-Times said if it is determined the officer violated departmental policy by posting a picture online from a crime scene, she could face a possible suspension or loss of her job.