Staffers within the paper said that Edelstein was called into a meeting this morning with Lebedz and a human resources manager. While he was in the meeting, the staffers said, Edelstein's computer was confiscated by IT workers. About twenty minutes later, Edelstein emerged from the meeting, took his coat and walked out. The editorial department, some in tears, followed him. When they returned, Lebedz announced that Edelstein and CL had "parted ways," but did not elaborate.Details are sketchy and it is unclear if Edelstein left on his own volition.
UPDATE: The AJC confirms with Edelstein that his separation was involuntary.