The police shouldn't always shoot immediately.
They are supposed to make you give up. "Drop You Weapon!" "Lie down, face down" and so on.
You should be able to give up! And you should be able to bribe the police. For example, double what you would have to pay for the fixer.
If one is arrested, there could be one escape scenario (or several). Or you stay in prison and GAME OVER just as if you were shot by the police (as you are right now).
You have lost part of the story. If you listen to the radio the commentator says that the NCP has been given the possibility of spare on sight without too many questions. However I have never had any problems with NCP and they have never teleported
also NCP doesn't care much about the inhabitants, they let them do their own justice, they just take bribes