Can we all stop trying to "remove" things from the "other" side and try to get better in game instead? As far as I see neither of the two sides (cops and criminals) are superior to other. So lets keep it this way. Making things easier for one side is not going to enrich the gameplay but it will make things dull instead.
I'm starting to be afraid of seeing a suggestion like "remove combat shotgun it is too overpowered" one day.