Nah, I think you just aren’t playing the game right. You escape from the police by dodging the cones-of-vision each cop has (which is conveniently marked on the map). You can do that by getting off the road (cops don’t normally go off road, unless they’re out of their cars on foot) hiding under things, hiding behind a brick wall, etc. The easiest escape I’ve ever had was with Franklin where I had him shoot up a bunch of rich people in Vinewood hills, then I hid behind a brick wall only 5 feet from where the shooting happened. It was in someone’s backyard. The cops walked into the back yard, literally a foot away from me, said “he’s not here,” and I lost my wanted level immediately. It’s just like “Metal Gear Solid,” if you’ve ever played that game.