Balanced gameplay? You sir have even a idea what you're talking about? Where's the fucking balance when pigs spawn infront of your nose pretty much inside the jail with M4 in a hand after getting killed, or slowing you down with a rubber bullets regardless if you're under speed influence or not. Speed is just a temporary advantage for criminals because once it worns off, you'll have twice bigger chance of ending up in the jail again, and as above mentioned, it's a fucking nightmare getting out from the jail once again, with speed or without speed because once you set yourself behind the wall, all you need to do is scratching balls and waiting for criminals to run towards you. You cops tell us that we're overpowered and blabla, learn to fucking taze instead and use some proper tactics, because in the end of the day all you need is one clean shot with a tazer, and there's a 90% chance the criminal you've tazed, will end up at the jail again. So long story short, you need to have skills regardless (tactical, aimwise) if you're under the speed or not, because your mom doesn't play for you, it's you who does.
I've possibly told that before in previous topics, my opinion to that will stay same regardless of what anyone thinks. Fuck da police, #crimsinceday1.